How the CIA Staged Sham Academic Conferences to defect Scientists

ProPublica A decade ago, the CIA secretly funded conferences to lure Iranian scientists to defect. If President Trump scuttles the Iranian nuclear agreement, the agency may seek more defectors — and orchestrate more such “conferences.” by Daniel Golden Lee Martin/Guardian Design This is an edited excerpt from “Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence…

How Do Terrorists Measure Success?

Stratfor   (Getty Images) Highlights Terrorist attacks are strategically most significant when they put pressure on fault lines and have a relatively narrow objective. A combination of tactical proficiency in terrorist skills and strategic vision is rare — and extremely dangerous when effective. The role of counterterrorism is not only to stem the damage to…

Reflecting on ‘The Amhara Psychology’

By  yalmazborsa Recently, a piece was posted online written by Befeqadu, a blogger, an activist, interested in and usually posting findings, thoughts and ‘feelings’ on issues that strike the average cyber-Ethiopians’ attention. I have a few things to say, and I present some findings that may add some depth to the author’s writing, if in fact…

Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict

ZDNet With cyberwarfare, the battlefield is going online. Here’s everything you need to know. Cyberwar: Here’s what you need to know. Getty Images/iStockphoto What is cyberwar? At its core, cyberwarfare is the use of digital attacks by one state to disrupt the computer systems of another in order to create significant damage or destruction. What…

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ZONE9 በዘላለም ክብረት አፍሪካ ከበደ ገና በአስራዎቹ የዕድሜ መጨረሻ ላይ ያለ ወጣት ነው፡፡ በጣም ተስፈኛ ነው፡፡ ሁሌም ለውጥ እንደሚመጣ መናገር ይወዳል፡፡ ለምን ስሙ ‹አፍሪካ› እንደተባለ ሲጠየቅ ደጋግሞ ወደ መምህር አባቱ ይጠቁማል፡፡ አባቱ ስድስት ልጆች እንዳላቸውና የመጀመሪያዋን ዓለም፣ ሁለተኛውን አፍሪካ፣ ሦስተኛውን ኢትዮጵያ፣ አራተኛዋን ኦሮሚያ፣ አምስተኛዋን ወለጋ እንዲሁም ስድስተኛዋን ደግሞ ሊሙ ብለው ስም እንዳወጡላቸው ለጠየቀው ሁሉ ፈገግ…