The Chinese New Silk Road in East Africa

Last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 03:54 pmThe Popular Republic of China (PRC) is building a naval base in Djibouti, which should be completed during 2017, alongside the already existing French and American military naval bases (“China’s base in Djibouti means more than an attribute of “global power”, Sputnik, 7/12/2016). This move is a crucial […]

At War against a Global Islamic State – Facing a Strategic Trap in Somalia?

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 07:25 pmThe Islamic State’s actions are continuing globally, unfortunately illustrating the points made previously in “A Global Theatre of War” (23 Nov 2015), with the San Bernardino attacks in the U.S. on 2 December 2015 (BBC News, 7 Dec 2015) and the stabbing of three people in the tube station in London on 5 December 2015 (e.g. The Telegraph, 7 dec 2015). Meanwhile, and despite setbacks in Mesopotamia where the Islamic State is besieged in Ramadi, where it lost Sinjar to the Kurds and Yazidis, but immediately reopened a new route between Mosul and Raqqa, the Khilafah continues its strategy to call to new people, for example with the publication of a first Nasheed in Mandarin likely aimed at the Hui, Chinese Muslims, […]

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The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No117, 12 September 2013

Last updated on September 13th, 2013 at 05:43 pmWhile a violent battle to win the minds through information, misinformation, manipulation, and deception is at work around Syria, the international order is changing out of the interactions between players. Will the post-1945 order prove resilient enough or are we heading towards a system that will look […]

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No104, 13 June 2013

Last updated on February 3rd, 2014 at 07:07 pmIn the midst of turmoil – Once you get beyond the tsunami of articles regarding the NSA, we continue seeing the same pattern of deep and painful changes emerging as observed over the last months. Eurozone countries are not only in crisis, but, most probably, living through […]

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No98, 2 May 2013

Last updated on February 4th, 2014 at 06:09 pmImagination, boldness, vision and fortitude wanted – How do you face a changing world fraught with more threats and impossible choices when you have less resources, or when resources are concentrated where national security responsibilities are not? Click on the image below to read on Paper.Li.

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No75, 22 November 2012

Last updated on March 3rd, 2014 at 04:51 pmNo75 – 22 November 2012 Don’t miss the new dimensions of psychological warfare (including by watching the videos) most obvious around Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, besides so many other issues. Click on image to read on or scroll down to access current issue […]

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No55, 5 July 2012

Last updated on April 2nd, 2014 at 05:33 pmNo55 – 5 July 2012 – Click on the image below to read on Paper.Li (best with mobiles & tablets) Attrition warfare: This week is about positioning, reinforcing existing stances and trends, in a quiet but strong way, with, as result, a polarisation across issues, nothing obvious, […]

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No53, 21 June 2012

Last updated on October 6th, 2012 at 04:23 pmNo53 – 21 June 2012 – Click on the image below to read on Paper.Li (best with mobiles & tablets)

The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No52, 14 June 2012

Last updated on October 6th, 2012 at 04:27 pmNo52 – 14 June 2012 – Click on the image below to read on Paper.Li (best with mobiles & tablets)