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Table of Contents

507/19 Mittwoch 05. Juni: Vortrag zum venezianischen Nachrichtendienst der Renaissance in Graz
508/19 Kontrollverlust: Das „Ibiza-Video“ im Kontext des „hybriden Konflikts“
Hot Spots/Wars
509/19 Addressing Kim Jong-un’s hunger for security
510/19What’s stopping India and Pakistan from solving the Kashmir conflict?
511/19 Can South Korea’s defense shield thwart the North’s new short-range missile?
512/19 Making Sense of Iranian Escalation
513/19 Trump’s Counter-Iran Moves Are Provocative, But They’re Not War
514/19 US-Iran tensions may have been sparked by ‘misread intelligence’, claims report
515/19 ‘Unusual’ high-level meeting held at CIA headquarters to discuss Iran, say sources
516/19 Other News From Hot Spots
517/19 Examining the Global Terrorism Landscape
518/19 The FBI Has 850 Open Domestic Terrorism Investigations
/519 Counterterrorism in the Era of Great-Power Competition
520/19 Other Terrorism News
521/19 American soft power in the age of Trump
522/19 To counter China, Pentagon wants to create patriotic investors
523/19 The Partisan Divide on How to Read the Intelligence on Iran
524/19 Five Things I Learned From the Mueller Report
525/19 New US charges against Julian Assange could spell decades behind bars
526/19 CIA and FBI helping Barr to investigate origins of Trump-Russia inquiry
527/19 Trump Orders U.S. Intelligence Agencies To Cooperate With Probe Into 2016 Campaign 'Surveillance'
528/19 What's behind Trump's spying claim and his AG's new powers to investigate
529/19 US Justice Department accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act
530/19 Counterintelligence Responsibilities and the 2020 Election: What Are the Rules of the Road?
531/19 Congress presses Trump administration for Mueller's counterintelligence files
532/19 Ex-Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Secrets
533/19 NSA hat 2018 deutlich mehr Ausländer überwacht
534/19 USA: Dritter Whistleblower nach Leak an The Intercept festgenommen
535/19 Other News From The United States
Former Soviet Union
536/19 Russian defense spending is much larger, and more sustainable than it seems
537/19 Russia in Review: Moldova's Elections
538/19 Russia in Review: Balkans Campaign Update
539/19 Other News From Russia
Crisis in Ukraine
540/19 Ukraine's New President: The Stakes for Ukraine and the West
541/19 Family of alleged UAE spy who died in Turkish prison call for investigation
542/19 Other News From Turkey
543/19 Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit
544/19 Mossad wins top defense prize for Iran nuclear heist
545/19 Jonathan Pollard, US spy for Israel, complains of neglect by Israeli state
547/19 In bid for cutting-edge spy tech, Mossad expands scope of investment arm
548/19 Wo die Militär-Geheimdienst-Start-up-Szene boomt4
549/19 Other News From Israel
Near/Middle East
550/19 UAE allegedly using Chinese drones for deadly airstrikes in Libya
551/19 Pentagon to present plans to send 10,000 troops to Middle East, officials say
552/19 UK advises dual nationals against all travel to Iran
553/19 CIA warns Arab activist of potential threat from Saudi Arabia
554/19 Emirates authorities confirm four ships targeted by ‘sabotage operations’
555/19 Report: Egypt authorities presumed that Giulio Regeni was a British spy
556/19 Machtwort aus Kairo
557/19 Other News From Neme
IS Battleground
558/19 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in first video in nearly five years
559/19 Sri Lankan security forces clash with Islamic State loyalists
560/19 Islamic State loyalists fight on in Libya
561/19 ISIS Relaunches as a Global Platform
562/19 France opposes death penalty for French Isis fighters in Iraq
563/19 ISIS threatens stability of former Soviet Republics, says Russian spy chief
564/19 After India province, Islamic State proclaims a new province in Pakistan
565/19 Islamic State announces new overseas province in India for the first time
566/19 Other News From The IS Battleground
Turmoil in Yemen
567/19 Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen military assistance
568/19 Other News From Yemen
Civil War in Syria
569/19 ISIS's Opportunity in Northern Syria's Detention Facilities and Camps
570/19 Assad’s forces battle jihadists for key terrain in Latakia
571/19 Al Qaeda-linked operations room counterattacks as bombs fall in northern Syria
572/19 British nationals to be banned from parts of Syria under new law
573/19 Other News From Syria
569/19 ISIS's Opportunity in Northern Syria's Detention Facilities and Camps
570/19 Assad’s forces battle jihadists for key terrain in Latakia
571/19 Al Qaeda-linked operations room counterattacks as bombs fall in northern Syria
572/19 British nationals to be banned from parts of Syria under new law
573/19 Other News From Syria
579/19 The role of soft power in China’s influence in the Pacific islands
580/19 New report explains how China thinks about information warfare
581/19 China Has Been Running Global Influence Campaigns for Years
582/19 Ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory sentenced to 20 years for spying for China
583/19 US 'could blacklist' Chinese surveillance kit firm Hikvision
584/19 US-China trade skirmishes obscure the start of tech cold war
585/19 Canadians detained in China accused of espionage
586/19 Other News From China
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
587/19 China’s role in the India–Pakistan nuclear equation
588/19 Analysis: US military ends reporting on security situation in Afghanistan’s districts
589/19 India kills Kashmir's 'most wanted militant'
590/19 Other News From API
591/19 Indonesia–Vietnam maritime clash a sign of rising Indo-Pacific tensions
592/19 Indonesia’s democracy at risk from disinformation
593/19 Washington’s Pacific islands strategy shouldn’t focus solely on China
594/19 US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions
595/19 Other News From Asia-Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
596/19 Hybrid warfare: Australia’s (not so) new normal
597/19 Attributing the hack on Australia’s parliament will give clarity to the China relationship
598/19 Other News From ANZ
Europe  Geograph.)
599/19 Dutch intelligence investigate alleged Huawei ‘backdoor’
600/19 Alleged Russian spies sentenced to jail over Montenegro 'coup plot'
601/19 French spy agency summons reporters, prompting press-freedom concerns
602/19 Italian secret service agent found dead in Paris apartment
603/19 Geheimdienst-Papier: Neonazi-Treffen in Budapest muss ganz Europa alarmieren
604/19 Slowenien: Geheimdienst sucht Mitarbeiter über ein Zeitungsinserat
605/19 Angst vor Irans Killerkommandos
606/19 Other News From Europe
United Kingdom
607/19 UK’s top diplomat urges ‘decisive’ defense budget boost
608/19 Fired UK defense chief denies tie to Huawei leak
609/19 UN condemns MoD plans to grant veterans amnesty
610/19 Sajid Javid announces overhaul of espionage and treason laws
611/19 Sajid Javid wants high court hearing into MI5 failures to be secret
612/19 GCHQ, MI5 decisions can now be challenged in court
613/19 Other News From the United Kingdom
614/19 Christchurch shooter's links to Austrian far right 'more extensive than thought'
615/19 German spy agency concerned about Russian penetration of Austrian government
616/19 Sobotka im BVT-Ausschuss: "Ich bin kein James Bond"
617/19 Wien schaltet nach Cyber-Attacke Geheimdienst ein
618/19 Tal Silberstein? Oder doch ein Geheimdienst?
619/19 BVT-Ausschuss: Kloibmüller kämpft mit Erinnerungslücken
620/19 Ein Kanzler, der nichts wissen wollte
621/19 Ein rechter Scharfmacher muss gehen
622/19 Geheimdienst hatte Straches Fallensteller schon an der Angel
623/19 Other News From Austria
624/19 German intelligence agency warns of 'Islamic State' attacks
625/19 Der Verfassungsschutz steht unter Beobachtung
626/19 Verfassungsschutz: Berlin Experimentierfeld für Extremisten
627/19 Der Spion von Hildesheim
628/19 Syrischer Ex-Agent soll freigelassen werden
629/19 Sachsens Verfassungsschutz wegen Jahresbericht in der Kritik
630/19 Innenministerium will Überwachung von Medien erlauben
631/19 Angriff aus Fernost
632/19 Other News From Germany
633/19 Spying, terrorism and the far-right worry Swiss authorities
634/19 Links- und Rechtsextremismus nimmt zu – nun will der Geheimdienst mehr Kompetenzen
635/19 Der Nachrichtendienst überwacht Berner und Basler Linke – diese kritisieren den NDB scharf
Central/ South America and Caribbean
636/19 How an Elaborate Plan to Topple Venezuela’s President Went Wrong
637/19 Maduro’s Media Crackdown Fails as Protests Overwhelm Caracas
638/19 Guaido seeks relations with US military in attempt to take power in Venezuela
639/19 Maduro fires intelligence chief amidst reports of inner circle defections
640/19 US lifts sanctions on Venezuelan ex-spy chief, calls on others to defect
641/19 Other News From South America
The Cyber Battlefield
642/19 MIVD Dutch intelligence warns of Russian, Chinese cyber espionage
643/19 Cyber-enabled election interference occurs in one-fifth of democracies
644/19 Russian Twitter bot activity increased in the wake Mueller report release
645/19 Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online
646/19 American towns under cyberattack from an NSA-built software
647/19 Ex-Mossad director says cyber attacks pose biggest threat to free world
648/19 Other News Concerning the Cyberbattlefield
Spycraft, Technology and Armament
649/19 The Bay Area’s Spy Camera Ban Is Only the Beginning
650/19 Moscow to Weave AI Face Recognition into Its Urban Surveillance Net
651/19 Exclusive look inside NSA Hawaii, the "front lines" of intelligence gathering
652/19 Espionage Operations in the Digital Age
653/19 Apple, Google: Geplante Whatsapp-Überwachung zerstört Sicherheit
654/19 Other Spycraft News
Intelligence History
655/19 Guantánamo lawyers see issues in torture exhibit at spy museum
656/19 'You Can't Report Your Own Father!'
657/19 Operation „Spurensuche“ Das Rätsel der mysteriösen Stasi-Fotos im Halle-Archiv
658/19 Einer der ersten deutschen Hacker - der mysteriöse Tod des Karl Koch
659/19 Bieder und brutal – die Stasi fasziniert in den USA
660/19 Über die schwedische Funkaufklärung: Die Pioniere
661/19 Other Links Concerning Intelligence History
Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
662/19 Why counterintelligence is important
663/19 "Codename Brooklyn": Last Exit Innsbruck


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