National Security Scenario Analysis

December 19, 2018

Egyptian immigrant, naturalized U.S. citizen- Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal convicted Islamic extremist

SITUATION Ahmed Mohammed el-Gammal, 48, a suburban Phoenix man, an Arizona resident, is an Egyptian immigrant, naturalized U.S. citizen. He was charged in August 2015 with providing and conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, as well as aiding and abetting the receipt of military training from ISIS. According to...

 

December 14, 2018

Sri Lankans distressed over the plot to assassinate their President​

SITUATION News emerging from Sri Lanka about the plot to assassinate the President has distressed the public. Moreover, the information about the involvement of foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper constitute disturbing news items related to the incident. But the allegations have upset the country’s politics,...

 

December 13, 2018

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested for war crimes.

  SITUATION The Former Central African Republic militia leader was arrested in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging he is responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The International Crime Court said Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was the most senior leader and the National General...

 

December 7, 2018

Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou arrested: A hostage in US-China trade war

SITUATION Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou, daughter of the company founder, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday at the request of US authorities. The arrest, unfolded on the same night that President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China agreed a trade truce, is likely to intensify tensions between the...

 

December 4, 2018

Mafia Godfather: Settimo Mineo arrested by the Italian Police

SITUATION Italian police have arrested the newest top-boss of the Sicilian Mafia. 80-year-old Jeweler Settimo Mineo was arrested in a raid in which 46 were held for offences including arson and extortion. Police dismantled the ‘Cupola,’ the leadership body of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. The suspects were accused of...