The Dezinformatsia Affair - Ep 3

Led by an ex-KGB spymaster president, Russian's kleptocratic government is very good when it comes to controlling the Grey Zone operations, which usually concern themselves with shaping the opinions of the public-at-large ahead of armed conflicts. 

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The Dezinformatsia Affair - Ep 2

The president's campaign of lies could have a 'chilling effect' on trust, faith and recruitment for the secret services. Now journalists say that the shutdown could have a disastrous effect on public service enrollment.

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A Spy's Dilemma

Let's just assume for a moment that you are a real life secret agent. The kind that does not enjoy diplomatic immunity. The kind that, if caught, will meet a dismal end after suffering through days, weeks, sometimes years of torture at the hands of cruel, dedicated, determined and soulless men, unworthy of

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The Dezinformatsia Affair - Ep 1

We shall begin this series of inquiries, a romp actually, into this peculiar Russian export with a brief look at Russian generated disinformation in Russia itself, and its immediate neighbors. Unfortunately yes, Russia is at war with the West. But as you probably know, this war is one that is carried out with lies and deceit in front of computers, on social media and suspicious or

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From David to Goliath

In intelligence circles as well as in the popular imagination, Israel's external secret service's reputation for courage, derring-do, genius planning and resounding successes is also well deserved. The Mossad's many achievements are the stuff of legends, unfortunately stealing a bit of the thunder from the Shin Beth, Israel's internal secret service, and other special ops services.

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The чека

the KGB was indeed the direct descendant of the Cheka. The latter, an infamous Russian secret police that meted terror, torture and death upon its own citizens, dates back to the Russian civil war.

In Russia's 1917, you could choose your terror : Red Terror, White Terror... terrors abounded. Here's how it happened.

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SECRETS NOT HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

Bletchley Park remained the incognito headquarter of Britain's code-breaking effort throughout the Second World War, as seen in the excellent movie The Imitation Game. That was a true secret installation because its real purpose was only known to a few friendly cognoscenti.

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