Yuhao Yang, Asia & Pacific Section Analyst 27 November 2016 Executive Summary: It is likely that China will continue to pressure Singapore over South China Sea disputes as well as Singaporean-Taiwanese military cooperation. Hong Kong seized armored vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Beijing continues its warnings against Singapore’s involvement in the South China […]Read more "China Increases Pressure on Singapore over South China Sea and Taiwan"
By Joshua Kurlantzick Summarized For IO Readers by David McDonald- Link: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0122 Executive Summary: Given the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) losses in the Middle East, it is now focusing its sights on other parts of the globe. Though it is focusing attacks elsewhere, ISIS’ recruitment efforts are focused on other regions of heavy […]Read more "Southeast Asia – The Islamic State’s New Front? – DOCSUM"
Executive Summary: ISIS has become financially unstable over the past 12 months and the researcher estimates that ISIS has a $245 million annual deficit. This is due to shrinking revenue streams, the destruction of stockpiled money, and the increased costs of maintaining a military force that is being rapidly destroyed and operating costs associated with […]Read more "ISIS Financially Unstable from Shrinking Revenue Streams"
Charles Book 23 November 2016 Executive Summary It is likely that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) will remain as the most dominant terror group regarding interest over time on Google Trends of the four samples selected for this study over the next twelve months. The purpose of this study was to […]Read more "The Nexus of Terrorism: A Trend and Comparison Analysis of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, ISIS, and the Taliban"
Roland Blatnik 20 November 2016 Through Social Network Analysis (SNA) Linkages to Reduce Terrorism and Organized Crime is Likely Executive Summary: Through the study of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) in Social Network Analysis (SNA), it is likely to create openings for the elimination, weakening, or isolation of these groups by manipulating […]Read more "Social Network Analysis of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) Between Europe and South America"
Spear-Phishing Highly Likely to Increase Through 2017 Max Kobrak – Cyber Technology and Security Correspondent 17 September 2016 Executive Summary: The demographics of phishing scams are shifting to favor more sophisticated spear-phishing attacks. Since spear-phishing is tailored to a specific target, it is harder to detect and is often more successful; especially when the target […]Read more "Spear-Phishing Highly Likely to Increase Through 2017"
Germany Organizing For IS Attempt; Challenges Ahead HRT Correspondent – Adam Craddock 14 August 2016 Executive Summary: It is highly likely Germany is organizing for a large scale organized terrorist attack perpetrated by Islamic State, yet struggles remain in monitoring refugees who entered the country. Also, Germany is still finding ways of reassuring the public […]Read more "Germany Organizing For IS Attempt; Challenges Ahead"