National Security Scenario Analysis

February 28, 2019

Sweden arrests suspected Russian spy in Stockholm

SITUATION Swedish Security Police (SAPO) arrested a suspected Russian spy in Stockholm who is believed to have engaged in illegal intelligence activity since at least 2017. This arrest move is expected to worsen growing tension between the countries. According to authority, the man was arrested at a meeting with a...

 

February 19, 2019

European ISIS Fighters: EU doesn’t want them back

SITUATION U.S. is gearing up to eliminate the small remaining ISIS force in eastern Syria. Meanwhile,  there are thousands of European citizens detained in the war-torn nation. Syrian Democratic Forces, which control the northeast region of the country, estimates there are 800 Western men, 700 women and approximately 1,500 children detained in...

 

February 15, 2019

Mozambique’s Debt Scam: Former Intelligence Director Arrested

  SITUATION Mozambique’s Debt Scandal has taken a new turn. Antonio Carlos do Rosario, former director of Mozambique’s intelligence unit, was arrested alongside Teofilo Nhangumele, the chairman of state-run Proindicus, Ematum and Mozambique Asset Management, the police source said. At the heart of the debt scandal in Mozambique are the...

 

February 14, 2019

Monica Witt: Former US counterintelligence officer charged with spying for Iran

SITUATION A former US Air Force special agent and counterintelligence specialist, Monica Elfriede Witt, has been accused of delivering classified defense information to the Iranian government that helped Tehran target her US counterintelligence officers. Monica Witt, aged 39, was a cryptologist and a counter-intelligence analyst for the United States Air...

 

February 12, 2019

Arrest warrants issued by Turkey against 1100+ supporters of Gulen

SITUATION Turkey ordered arrests of 1,112 people who are alleged supporters of U.S. based Muslim cleric accused of an attempted coup on the 15th of July, 2016. This is the largest operation yet against such supporters. In 2016, rogue soldiers used warplanes, helicopters, and tanks in a bid to seize...