Do not underestimate Putin and the Russian military [Swedish]
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Do not underestimate Putin and the Russian military [Swedish]

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was – contrary to popular belief – highly anticipated and Putin’s actions are in line with Russia’s security policy strategy. Putin is neither crazy nor unpredictable. It is also too early to say that the Russian invasion has failed because there are many indications that the Russian strategy is to exhaust…

Meet Esmaeil Khatib, Iran’s New Spymaster
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Meet Esmaeil Khatib, Iran’s New Spymaster

The new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has selected cleric Esmail Khatib as Minister of Intelligence. Khatib is a radical Islamist with close ties to both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. During his tenure, we can expect a more aggressive approach by the Ministry of Intelligence,…

The Assassination of Fakhrizadeh—A Major  Iranian Counterintelligence Failure?
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The Assassination of Fakhrizadeh—A Major Iranian Counterintelligence Failure?

The assassination of Iranian top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is one of numerous assassinations in Iran conducted by foreign powers ever since 2007. In the past six months, assassins have in addition to Fakhrizadeh also been able to kill Al-Qaida’s no. 2 on Iranian soil. The three most important organizations in the Iranian intelligence community…

Iran Might Purge Its Intelligence and Counterintelligence Community
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Iran Might Purge Its Intelligence and Counterintelligence Community

Mohsen Rezaee, a high-ranking official of the Islamic Republic in Iran, has admitted that top-secret Iranian nuclear documents were stolen in a raid of a Tehran warehouse by Israeli operatives in 2018—a raid the regime had denied ever occurred. Rezaee is calling for a purge of the Iranian intelligence and counterintelligence community, which could result…