Category: Asia

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Why the Covid-19 ‘Lab Leak Theory” Needs Another Look 

Why the Covid-19 ‘Lab Leak Theory” Needs Another Look 

Sometimes the problems facing intelligence agencies–and those who report on them–seem insoluble. For example, what caused U.S. diplomatic official to experience a host of strange symptoms after being posted in Havana? Science does not yet offer definitive answers about the “Havana Syndrome.” Are the symptoms caused by a “directed energy attack,” mounted by a foreign...

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The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

[Inside the Five Eyes: a Five Part Series: Part 1 [below] | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ] The Netflix thriller series, “Pine Gap” takes place on a sprawling, top-secret signals intelligence facility in the Australian Outback. On the screen, Pine Gap is depicted as a cockpit of drone...

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भारत की अनुसंधान और विश्लेषण विंग (रॉ)

भारत की अनुसंधान और विश्लेषण विंग (रॉ)

परिचय अनुसंधान और विश्लेषण विंग (रॉ) खुफिया जानकारी जुटाने, प्रतिवाद, आतंकवाद का मुकाबला करने, परमाणु सुरक्षा और नीति निर्माताओं को सलाह देने के लिए जिम्मेदार है। जब 1968, में स्थापित रॉ ने सज्जन पेशेवरों को तैनात किया जिन्होंने कश्मीर से सिक्किम तक अद्भुत सफलताएं हासिल की, संगठन की असाधारण विफलताएं भी हुई हैं, जिसमें एक...

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‘Special Ops’: A RAW Story in a New Format

‘Special Ops’: A RAW Story in a New Format

There are almost as many cable series about intelligence agencies as there are intelligence agencies. There’s “Pine Gap,” which takes you inside the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. There’s “Mossad 101” about Israel’s famed intelligence service. And now there’s “Special Ops” a streaming hit in India about the once-ignored Research & Analysis Wing. But “Special Ops”...

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China’s Top Spy is a Working Class Hero 

China’s Top Spy is a Working Class Hero 

SpyTalk on China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS in Chinese) Since its founding in 1983, the MSS has had a preeminent role in China’s vast machinery of domestic repression. But Chen appears set to turn its foreign spying arm into an increasingly effective presence in America and elsewhere during the 2020s, says Nicholas Eftimades, one...

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