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How U.S. Pentagon Hawks Assess Iran and Its Allies

How U.S. Pentagon Hawks Assess Iran and Its Allies

From the pro-CIA Cipher Brief This network of Iranian proxies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Bahrain, and possibly elsewhere is what makes Tehran so deadly in the region. It’s a clever method of power projection, honed over decades, because it allows the Iranians to weaken their adversaries and achieve their strategic aims with the fewest...

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How to Protect Yourself From NSO Spyware

The U.S. government has advice for journalists and activists: Watch out for spyware. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center doesn’t mention NSO, the Israeli company whose Pegasus spyware has been implicated in policies of surveillance and repression around the world. But the warning described Pegasus’ powers exactly. Companies and individuals have been selling commercial surveillance...

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Mossad’s Role in Sudan’s Military Coup

Mossad’s Role in Sudan’s Military Coup

From the well-informed Jonathan Broder at the reliable SpyTalk newsletter: Not only was an Israeli delegation in Khartoum only days before the generals seized power, according to reports, but Israeli officials, including from Mossad, were back in the capital only days after the civilian government was toppled. Jerusalem likes these generals.  It was they who...

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Iran Charges U.S. and Israel Behind a  Cyberattack That Disrupted Gas Stations

Iran Charges U.S. and Israel Behind a  Cyberattack That Disrupted Gas Stations

“We are still unable to say forensically, but analytically I believe it was carried out by the Zionist Regime, the Americans and their agents,” Gholamreza Jalali, head of civil defence which is in charge of cyber security, told state TV in an interview. President Ebrahim Raisi said this week that the cyberattack, which disrupted the...

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Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

From Al-Monitor, a quality news site based in Washington, D.C., a story about Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization Amid simmering regional tensions in the wake of mutual military drills, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported Oct. 13 that the National Intelligence Organization and the police had uncovered an Iranian spy network in the eastern city of...