Category: <span>Asia</span>

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How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the U.S. Presidential Election

How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the U.S. Presidential Election

[The Series: Spies on Election 2020: RUSSIA | ISRAEL | SOUTH KOREA] How do the world’s spy services understand  America’s presidential election? Friend or foe, all of these intelligence agencies have a big stake in the outcome of the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The DEEP STATES web site has...

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Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks

Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks

Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece...

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Cyber-Econo War Pits Coders of MI6 against Huawei Technologies

Cyber-Econo War Pits Coders of MI6 against Huawei Technologies

The West’s war on Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, continues. The West v. Huawei is a war on two fronts It is a struggle about intelligence war–who will control the flow of information?–and it is an economic war–whose companies will dominate global markets? It’s cyber-econo war. President Trump’s actions, supported by the U.S. intelligence community,...

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The Improbable But True Story of Two Female Assassins from North Korea

The Improbable But True Story of Two Female Assassins from North Korea

The spectacularly brazen murder of King Jong-nam happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind, covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He stumbled away and was dead within an hour. The documentary film, Assassins,...

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Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Drawing on open source data including satellite imagery, Chinese government documents, official statistics and a range of authoritative reports and academic studies, the Xinjiang Data Project documents the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing program of human rights abuses and tech-enhanced authoritarianism in Xinjiang, and explores its global implications. This is a case study in repressive technology,...