Tag: security

Bomb Blast Peshawar in Pakistan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis

Security And Terrorist Threat in Pakistan: Islamabad Left In A Destabilising Position After Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Since the Taliban’s ascension to power in Afghanistan and considering recent developments within Pakistan, the regional security landscape has witnessed a discernible deterioration, primarily because of the escalating terrorist menace emanating from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Iran and SCO
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East

Iran’s Entry into the SCO: A Game-Changer in Eurasian Geopolitics

Iran’s admittance to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member is a noteworthy step that has greatly impacted the geopolitical arena of the region.

Prigozhin and Wagner in Rostov on Don e1687584920757
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Inside Russia’s Alleged Rebellion: Unravelling the Wagner PMC Crisis

Recent developments in Russia have brought attention to the involvement of the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) in an attempted armed rebellion or mutiny. The incident, which unfolded on the evening of June 23rd, 2023, has triggered a series of reactions and measures by key institutions, leaving the country on high alert.

Emomali Rahmon the President of Tajikistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Russia

Economic Cooperation and Security: Russia pushes Tajikistan’s Entry into the EAEU

The recent meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon has unveiled the Central Asian republic’s strategic role for Moscow’s foreign policy in the region in defence, security, economy and social sectors.

Security and terrorism in the Philippines
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Asia-Pacific Terrorism

Unveiling the Shadows: Understanding the Ongoing Terrorism Threat in the Philippines

The recent counterterrorism operation conducted in the Lanao del Sur province of the Philippines has brought terrorism to the forefront in this Asian nation.

Competitive Intelligence
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Intelligence & Geopolitics

Open Source Intelligence: A Valuable Tool for Competitive Intelligence

To acquire a competitive edge, entrepreneurs must have access to timely and relevant information about their rivals, industry trends, and market dynamics. In this context, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) emerges as a valuable tool for competitive intelligence.

Julianne Smith_US Ambassador NATO
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 United States

The 2023 Summit in Lithuania will unveil the future agenda of the Atlantic Alliance: Interview with H.E. Julianne Smith, U.S. Ambassador to NATO

SpecialEurasia met in Rome H.E. Julianne Smith, the US Ambassador to NATO to investigate the conflict in Ukraine, the Chinese threat, and global challenges such as terrorism, issues which the Atlantic Alliance will discuss at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July 2023.

The flag of the Muslim Corp "Kavkaz" appeared in pictures and videos spread by the group.
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Ukraine conflict and the Muslim Corp “Kavkaz”

The presence of the Musul’manskij korpus “Kavkaz” in the Ukraine conflict stressed the significant role that volunteer battalions have in supporting Kyiv and fighting against the Russian Federation, which they consider an imminent threat to the Ukrainian territory and the Muslim umma.

FSB officer
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Russian FSB neutralised terrorist organisations’ supporters operating in different regions

In Russia, the detention of five people connected with the terrorist organisation Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and a person linked to Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad confirmed FSB’s effort to guarantee regional security and avoid the link between local Russian citizens and terrorist organisations operating in the Middle East.

Afghanistan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Afghanistan: the terrorist attack in Kabul highlights an unstable domestic security situation

The Islamic State terrorist attack against the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul stressed the unstable situation in the country and the Taliban’s inability to face terrorism and jihadist groups. Although the Taliban claimed that they had upgraded the national security situation since they took power in August 2021, the number of violent attacks and bomb blast have increased.

SpecialEurasia 2022 in review
Posted in SpecialEurasia News

SpecialEurasia: our 2022 in review

SpecialEurasia wants to celebrate the last year of activities with our friends, partners, sponsors, and followers, hoping to begin the following year with the same commitment. In 2022, we have improved our activities and projects and affirmed our presence in Italy and abroad thanks to webinars, official visits, meetings, and training courses.

Bannu district in Pakistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Pakistan: militants seized a counterterrorism centre. Might Islamabad guarantee national security?

Since Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended the ceasefire with the Pakistani Government, security has worsened in the country. Recent violent attacks in Pakistan and militants’ seizure of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) compound in the Bannu district have also alarmed neighbouring countries and foreign investors who are worried about future Pakistani stability.

Serbian and Greek military exercise designed to test international collaborations the role of Special Operations Forces in the Balkan and Mediterranean regions
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The Balkans: security and terrorist threat. An interview with Marija Djoric

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 26 Issue 3 – SpecialEurasia met with the Serbian university professor Marija Djoric to discuss the current security situation and terrorist threat in the Balkans.

Tajikistan army during Regional Cooperation
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis United States

Tajikistan between CSTO and U.S. military support to defend its borders and domestic stability

While the CSTO military exercises were taking place in Tajikistan, Dushanbe received U.S. representatives who confirmed Washington’s interest and strategy in strengthening the security and defence of the Tajik-Afghan borders.

SpecialEurasia Risk Analysis and Monitoring Interactive Map
Posted in SpecialEurasia News

SpecialEurasia stops its online activities for the Summer break

SpecialEurasia decided to stop its online activities in August 2022 to organise next season’s projects and propose an updated website focused on geopolitical analysis, risk assessment, security monitoring and forecasting.

Tajik Afghan borders where Tehrik e Taliban Tajikistan might operate SpecialEurasia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan and terrorist threat in Tajikistan and Central Asia

The establishment of Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan (TTT) alarmed Dushanbe Government. It highlighted how the security situation in Central Asia linked with Afghanistan has deteriorated since the Taliban took power in Kabul in August 2021.

Hayat Tahrir al Sham flag
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s threat in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is not immune to jihadist propaganda and terrorist activities. Arrests in the last months of people connected to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have demonstrated that this terrorist organisation has created or attempted to create a network in different Russian regions.

Iraq security forces during a parade
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Security, social stability, and the role of the media in contemporary Iraq

Since 2003, the situation in Iraq has undergone a significant change, and the country has had to face a process of modernisation and democratisation combined with the fight against the various local terrorist organisations, primarily the Islamic State, which have undermined the local stability and represented a threat to the security of the Iraqi people.

Khorug Airport
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Political tensions and security threats in Tajikistan

Recent clashes in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, border security problems with Afghanistan and the last Islamic State terrorist attack have underlined the problematic situation that Tajikistan needs to manage to guarantee national stability and security.

SpecialEurasia cyber attack
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SpecialEurasia website faced and overcame a massive cyber attack

Last night SpecialEurasia platform faced a cyber attack, but our team managed to overcome the problem and restore the website and its activity.

PKK Guerilla force
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Turkey started a military operation in northern Iraq in connection with gas pipelines

In the aftermath of the events in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia, European countries are straggling in search of alternative gas imports. Turkey started a military operation in northern Iraq to ensure gas supplies from Kurdish fields.

Reichstagsgebaude von Westen
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Germany’s new policy in the European context

Due to the Ukraine conflict and the European Union confrontation with Russia, Germany decided to increase its military expenditure proving Berlin’s new strategic approach to the European geopolitics.

Webinar Afghanistan SpecialEurasia
Posted in Events SpecialEurasia News

Summary of the Webinar “Afghanistan: geopolitical interests, humanitarian crisis and security”

On April 6th, 2022, SpecialEurasia organised the webinar “Afghanistan: geopolitical interests, humanitarian crisis and security” to address the Italian public opinion on the current situation of the Afghan people after the U.S. troops’ withdrawal and the Taliban’s seize of power.

Taliban in Afghanistan e1648148450285
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State Khurasan published a video targeting Taliban government’s ties with the international community

Recently, a video published by Al-Azaim Foundation, Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP)’s mouthpiece in the region, harshly lashed out against the Taliban and their relations with the international community and particularly neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, China, and Russia.

IS new leader and threats in Eurasia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State’s new leader and future threats in Eurasia

After the Islamic State (IS) leadership announced the appointment of the new organisation’s Caliph, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraysh, we might predict increasing terrorist attacks and operations in Eurasia, especially in the AfPak, Syria and Iraq.

Russian Army
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Russia security can not be anti-Russian

Ukraine conflict and the Russian military operations highlight that international security can only be mutual, based on relevant contractual obligations and tangible actions that create an atmosphere of mutual trust.

SpecialEurasia Project Monitoring Jihadist Propaganda Terrorism
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Al-Furqan media announced the release of a new media product

The al-Furqan media, which handles the official communications of the Islamic State leadership, announced the release of a new media product shortly, which might reveal the new Islamic State’s Caliph or comment on the current Ukraine conflict.