National Security Scenario Analysis

November 15, 2018

60 Ethiopian intelligence officials arrested

SITUATION The attorney general of Ethiopia, Berhanu Tsegaye, announced the arrest of dozens of security forces and officials in a crackdown on corruption and human rights violations with the political establishment on Monday. The former deputy head of Ethiopia's National Security Agency, Yared Zerihun, was one of the many arrested....

 

November 15, 2018

Imran Khan orders probe after missing policeman found dead in Afghanistan

SITUATION A high-ranking Pakistan Police officer who was abducted from the country’s capital Islamabad last month has been found dead in Afghanistan. Superintendent of Police (Peshawar) Tahir Khan Dawar went missing from his residence in Islamabad after he went for the evening walk. Pakistan PM Imran Khan ordered a quick...

 

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...