Intelligence and espionage

Intelligence sharing remains key to fight against IS

The Islamic State is continuing to carry out guerrilla attacks; developing and maintaining a comprehensive intelligence picture of the group is seen as an important weapon to keep its militants at bay.

Daniel Hoffman | Islamic State | Apr 10, 2020
al-monitor US Army Colonel Myles Caggins (L), official military spokesperson for international military intervention against the Islamic State (IS), and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) media spokesman Mustafa Bali (R), visit a military base, Rumaylan, Syria, Mar. 6, 2020. Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Israel’s top court weighs coronavirus surveillance technology

Israel's High Court has held an emergency hearing on the government's use of cyber technologies to track carriers and suspected carriers of the novel coronavirus.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Mar 19, 2020

Iraq's Falcon Intelligence Cell wants to root out corruption

The head of the Falcon Intelligence Cell, Abu Ali al-Basri, spoke to Al-Monitor about the lingering Islamic State presence in the country and discussed his idea of setting up a similar team to fight corruption.

Shelly Kittleson | Corruption and nepotism | Mar 7, 2020

Cairo's museum highlights dark history of nation's police force

Egypt's National Police Museum in Cairo's Citadel examines the checkered history of an institution once revered for standing up for Egyptians, but in the years since independence has come to be feared and loathed for repression and torture.

Yasmine Al Tawdy | Intelligence and espionage | Jan 28, 2020

Israeli spyware company accused of hacking activists hires lobby firm

Q Cyber Technologies has been sued by Facebook and WhatsApp and is accused of helping Saudi Arabia spy on murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Aaron Schaffer | Intelligence and espionage | Jan 11, 2020