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Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked with overseeing the military’s transformation. Latifullah Hakimi, head of the Taliban’s Ranks Clearance Commission, also told a news conference on Monday that they had repaired half the 81 helicopters and planes […]

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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Peraton chief: Contractors must think bigger to address today’s threats (Stu Shea, Defense News)

The last two years have brought an onslaught of challenges that vexed the United States, including the COVID-19 pandemic; cyberattacks and supply chain compromises; environmental disasters; international leadership changes through embattled elections and coups; economic instability; and the onslaught of global refugee flows, among a host of other consuming issues. On its own, COVID-19 disrupted […]

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When security in Europe conflicts with democracy in Poland (Carlo Bastasin, Brookings)

Recent developments in Poland show how difficult it can be to hold together democracy and security, two of the existential goals that have shaped the European Union. The EU should sanction Poland for its government’s violations of fundamental civil rights, while at the same time supporting Warsaw in tackling aggression coming from Belarus and Russia […]

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US CISA, FBI, and NSA warn an escalation of Conti ransomware attacks (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

US CISA, FBI, and NSA warn an escalation of Conti ransomware attacksSecurity Affairs

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Apache OpenOffice is currently impacted by a remote code execution flaw (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is currently impacted by a remote code execution flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-33035, that has yet to be fixed in the official release Apache OpenOffice is currently impacted by a remote code execution flawSecurity Affairs

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The Strategic Compass: Entering the Fray (Sven Biscop, EGMONT)

The Strategic Compass for the EU’s security and defence policy, to be adopted in 2022, must generate immediate action. The best way of ensuring that is to prepare new capability initiatives and, potentially, new operational engagements now, so that they can be launched simultaneously with the Strategic Compass. In that light, “the development of an […]

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The symbol and the risk (by Marco Emanuele)

After twenty years, September 11, 2001 (which we have raised as a symbol that traces a new era) still speaks to us. We look at that date with the fear due to an event that has left us stunned, speechless. That day, in fact, we all thought: how is it possible to attack the heart […]

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Podcast: A Closer Look at Russia’s New National Security Strategy (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Carnegie Moscow Center writes: How does the latest version of Russia’s National Security Strategy differ from the last one, released in 2015? Does the inclusion in it of environmental issues mean that this is finally a priority for Russia? Why does the strategy fail to address the growing rivalry between China and the United States? […]

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(Canada) Canadian National Security Needs an Update for Climate (CIGI)

Simon Dalby writes for CIGI: It’s fire season again in British Columbia, and the village of Lytton has been in the headlines recently, first for breaking all-time Canadian heat records, and then for, tragically, being burnt to the ground in a wildfire. Given how hot it had been, and how dry the landscape was, fire wasn’t a surprise. […]

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USA – Add Natural Conservation to Security-Cooperation Efforts (Alice C. Hill, Defense One)

U.S. security cooperation efforts, long focused on supporting foreign militaries, should do more to foster conservation. Add Natural Conservation to Security-Cooperation Efforts – Defense One

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Security/Hacking – 13 flaws in Nagios IT Monitoring Software pose serious risk to orgs (Security Affairs)

Pierluigi Paganini Researchers disclosed details about 13 vulnerabilities in the Nagios network monitoring application that could be exploited for malicious purposes.