National Security Scenario Analysis

January 3, 2019

Russia arrests a US ex-marine on suspicion of espionage in Moscow

  SITUATION Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested a 48-year-old US citizen and corporate security director, Paul Whelan, on accusations of spying in Moscow on Friday. Russian Federal Security Service stated, Whelan was caught “during an espionage operation,” but gave no further details. The mysterious arrest has drawn international attention...

 

January 3, 2019

North Korean ambassador to Italy, reportedly disappeared in November, seeking asylum in western countries

  SITUATION According to news published by several media outlets, South Korean intelligence has confirmed that Jo Song Gil, Pyongyang's top diplomat in Rome, has gone missing. Media reported that Italian officials are wringing their hands over what to do, but Italy denies knowledge. In the latest development, a South...

 

December 20, 2018

Chinese nationals acting on behalf China’s intelligence indicted: DOJ

SITUATION According to Reuters, U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment that charges two Chinese nationals with computer hacking attacks on a broad range of U.S. government agencies and corporations, including the Navy and the space agency NASA, according to a court filing. Two nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China)...

 

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,...