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Israeli Spyware Used to Surveil Activists World Wide

Israeli Spyware Used to Surveil Activists World Wide

Military-grade spyware leased by the Israeli firm NSO Group to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the two women closest to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16...

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Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

The Rohani administration seems to prefer to continue with Iranian aand hold back until this small window of pressure closes and the pro-diplomacy administration of Joe Biden assumes power, “says Maysam Behravesh, Iranian analyst linked to the think tank Glingendael Institute. With its pragmatic strategy,Iran did not respond head-on to incidents such as the sabotage...

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Ex-Mossad Chiefs: ‘Targeted Killings,’ Meaning Assassinations, Have ‘Limited Value’

Ex-Mossad Chiefs: ‘Targeted Killings,’ Meaning Assassinations, Have ‘Limited Value’

The reliable Yossi Mellman, writing for Ha’aretz, reports on interviews in which three former Mossad chiefs talked about Israel’s policy–unique in the world–of systematically killing its armed enemies via assassination. The interviews are unusually candid because the three men–Nahum Admoni, Danny Yatom and Tamir Pardo – were speaking to the journal of the Intelligence Heritage...

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How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the U.S. Presidential Election

How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the U.S. Presidential Election

[The Series: Spies on Election 2020: RUSSIA | ISRAEL | SOUTH KOREA] IRAN | How do the world’s spy services understand  America’s presidential election? Friend or foe, all of these intelligence agencies have a big stake in the outcome of the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The DEEP STATES web...

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Israel’s Secret Nuclear Program: Why CIA Intelligence Failed So Badly

Israel’s Secret Nuclear Program: Why CIA Intelligence Failed So Badly

  From the National Security Archive, a deep dive on a sensitive geopolitical issue that is rarely raised in Washington: how Israel became the first and only nuclear power in the Middle East. While the events in question happened some 50 years ago, they reverberate today. The United States and Israel, as nuclear powers, have...

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