National Security Scenario Analysis

November 12, 2018

Netherlands embassy in Pakistan closed for providing asylum to Pakistani Christian woman’s lawyer.

  SITUATION The Kingdom of Netherlands temporarily terminated issuing travel documents like visa and passport in Pakistan. The government notified the public that due to circumstances beyond control, the issuing of visa had been suspended temporarily, but the foreign ministry denied all the allegation made by Pakistan media that the...

 

November 11, 2018

Government forces kill 23 rebels in a truce zone, in Idlib-Syria

SITUATION Syrian government forces killed 23 rebels near Idlib province on the 9th of November. This was one of the deadliest confrontations to take place in a buffer zone where a Russian-Turkish truce is to be enforced. An area northwest of Idlib, due to be de-militarized, witnessed this attack on...

 

November 9, 2018

Austria accuses retired colonel of spying for Russia for decades

SITUATION Austria suspects that a recently retired military colonel spied for Moscow for several decades and provided several state secrets to Russian intelligence. This incident is a major setback in the relationship between Russia and a country seen as one of its closest allies in the European Union. Austrian Foreign...

 

November 8, 2018

Spain Prime Minister Sanchez’s assassination plot: police arrest expert marksman

SITUATION Expert marksman Manuel Murillo Sanchez, 63, was arrested by Catalan police on suspicion of plotting an assassination targeting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The suspect, who works as a private security guard with a gun license, revealed his hideous intentions against Spanish PM Sanchez in messages he posted in...

 

November 6, 2018

Attack against French President Emmanuel Macron foiled, 6 arrested

SITUATION The French Security services have detained 6 persons over an alleged plot to attack Emmanuel Macron. Judicial officials have said that the suspects were arrested by officers who were investigating an “imprecise and loosely formed” plan for violent action against the president. Mr. Macron was in Verdun, northeast France,...