17 November 2013
Al-Shabaab is facing a bloody crisis of its own: After the Westgate atrocity, the terrorists are turning on each other
Title owes more to sub editor than to the article. Some interesting stuff about internal developments in Al-Shabaab.
at 10:05 am
04 November 2013
Sorry readers. Your blogger has been researching shiftas in Ethiopia. back now and here's a cracking World bank Report into the financing of piracy.
at 9:03 am
31 October 2013
12 October 2013
06 October 2013
A tongue in cheek attempt to present a top 5 of the world's wealthiest terrorist networks. I promise to follow it up with some more serious thoughts on methodology.
at 9:56 am
Account of journalists use of Tor and the Silk Road. The amount of academics and journalists studying the site makes me suspect that there will be another system already created. Interesting libertarian justification of illegality thrown in!
at 9:32 am
Well, it had to be going on, given that duty is so high that duty evasion has become very profitable. This article accuses all the players of being involved: the military, the oil companies, the refineries. Didn't Europol suggest that oil refineries were being bought by organised crime in last year's report? It seemed odd at the time, but no there are allegations of supply for such refineries. Similar things happening in Syria, probably Libya too. Get that solar power technology moving!