Open Source Intelligence and the Syrian Conflict

Syria is perhaps the most “reported on” conflict in the modern era. There is just a “torrent” of news reports, video, still pictures, social media posts, Skype interviews coming out of the country. Every Syrian soldier and fighter has a smart phone to film their exploits ‐ but there are few “independent international journalists” on … Read more Open Source Intelligence and the Syrian Conflict

Assad’s Air Force – A Briefing

The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has been an independent service in the Syrian armed forces since its formation in 1948 but is distinct from the Air Defence Force, which controls Syria’s network of air defence radars and surface‐to‐air missile batteries. It has a long tradition of political involvement in the government of Syria, supporting … Read more Assad’s Air Force – A Briefing