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21/12/2006

Source: http://www.fox28.com/News/index.php?ID=10401

The global jihadist movement wants the world to adopt Islam's 7th century values, and it's using 21st century technology to do it. In fact, Radical Islamic Web sites are years ahead of any Western counter-efforts, say Web watchers and terror trackers.

“In terms of the propaganda war, they are way ahead of us — they are 10 years ahead of us,” said Stephen Ulph, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation, where he is a specialist in Middle...

12/12/2006

Source: Balkanalysis.com

In the following interview for Balkanalysis.com, Director of the Athens-based Research Institute for European and American Studies ), John M. Nomikos gives his views on several topics of interest for Southeast European and Balkan affairs, including Turkey and the EU, Balkan security, and a recent defense pact between Greece and Serbia.
Relations with Turkey and the EU
Q: How do you view the ongoing Turkey-EU negotiations? Will Turkey eventually enter the European as a full-fledged member someday, or do you see it remaining excluded indefinitely...

11/12/2006


Source: Balkanalysis.com
 

In the following interview for Balkanalysis.com, Director of the Athens-based Research Institute for European and American Studies ), John M. Nomikos gives his views on several topics of interest for Southeast European and Balkan affairs, including Turkey and the EU, Balkan security, and a recent defense pact between Greece and Serbia.

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03/12/2006

Source: Computerworld

Ssshhh! It's IT Blogwatch, in which spies start to adopt blogs, wikis, Web 2.0, and "open source intelligence". Not to mention how not to use a huge neural network...
Clive Thompson wrote this in yesterday's New York Times:
Throughout the intelligence community, spies are beginning to wonder why their technology has fallen so far behind - and talk among themselves about how to catch up. Some of the country's most senior intelligence...

03/12/2006

Source: New York Times Magazine
By CLIVE THOMPSON
The nation’s intelligence agencies are giving their cold-war-era computer systems a makeover. But will blogs and wikis really help spies uncover terrorist plots?
When Matthew Burton arrived at the Defense Intelligence Agency in January 2003, he was excited about getting to his computer. Burton, who was then 22, had long been interested in international relations: he had studied Russian politics and interned at the U.S. consulate in Ukraine, helping to speed refugee applications of politically persecuted Ukrainians. But he was...

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