News Alert No.70: Shaping the public – the story of a 20-year long psy-op

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Recently the British Ministry of Defence has declassified and released a report on the use of soap operas as an effective means to influence and shape the public opinion[1]. The report candidly and exhaustively describes the enormous efforts undertaken by BBC World Service in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the MoD and several […]

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News Alert No.69: Germany arrests two Islamic State (ISIL) militants operating in Aachen

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On October 18, German prosecutors “arrested two men suspected of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and searched the homes of several others”, Al Arabiya reports, quoting an Associated Press piece of news. The two persons we are speaking about were arrested in Aachenand  “they were identified only as Tunisian citizen […]

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News Alert No.68: The Nigerian Army say they reach ceasefire deal with Boko Haram in exchange for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls

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On October 17, BBC reports, the Nigerian Chief of Defense, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh  announced the federal government had agreed to a temporary ceasefire with the terrorist organization Boko Haram in exchange for the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls who had been abducted from a boarding school in Chibok, Borno, Nigeria, […]

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News Alert no.67: Enhanced U.S. military exercises in Europe – a strategic tool able to deter Russia

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Large scale, very intense and regular “exercises and the promise of more exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said” on October 16, U.S. DoD News reports. Major General Walter E. Piatt[1] “said the command is well-situated to answer threats […]

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News Alert No.66: New Kremlin reactions aimed at balancing NATO and at strengthening air attack capabilities near NATO countries in Eastern & Central Europe – a new Russian air base in Belarus

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On October 15, RIA Novosti reported that “a Russian airbase for Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft is to be set up in Belarus in 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev said Wednesday [October 15]”. The new Russian military base will be hosted by an already existent “military airfield in the city of Bobruisk, […]

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News Alert No.65: Brazil’s Operation Amazonia 2014 is underway: massive military exercise, aimed at protecting “the planet’s greatest biodiversity area”

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According to the Commander of Boa Vista Air Base, Air Force Colonel Mauro Bellintani, combat training exercises which are a major part of Operation Amazonia are being run as in a situation of real armed conflict. “We are assembling real elements in a simulation. Nothing differs from a real situation”, he explained to Folha de […]

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News Alert No.64 : Russian hackers target NATO

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On October 14, 2014, according to Reuters, “Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.”[1] A research conducted by iSight Partners revealed that the group has […]

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