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Isabella Egerton

Former Israeli Intelligence Officer Calls for Political Solutions Alongside Military Action in Gaza

Israel must win the battle of ideas if it is to defeat Hamas and bring an end to the fighting in Gaza, a former head of the Israeli Intelligence Service has said. Ami Ayalon, who led the Israeli security agency…

Israel on the brink of ‘full-scale war with Hezbollah,’ warns ex-Israeli Defence Forces Officer

Israel is on the brink of an all-out war with the terrorist group Hezbollah, a former Israeli Intelligence officer has warned. Avi Melamed, a former member of the Israeli Defence Forces, said that any conflict with the Lebanese-based groups would…

Putin Vows ‘Extremely Painful’ Retaliation After West Agrees $50 Billion Loan for Ukraine

The Kremlin has vowed to exact an “extremely painful” retaliation after the G7 group of countries agreed to provide Ukraine with a $50bn (USD) loan to help the country in its war with Russia. The move followed the announcement by…

British military officer says civilian death toll in Israeli hostage rescue operation ‘difficult to avoid’ 

A British former military intelligence officer has said that the high civilian death toll in the Israeli hostage rescue operation would have been difficult to avoid. Colonel Philip Ingram, a former member of the Intelligence Corps and a NATO planner,…

Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns Intensify Ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

As the world eagerly anticipates the start of the 2024 Paris Olympics next month, a darker shadow looms over the festivities. The Microsoft Threat Analysis Centre (MTAC) has sounded the alarm on a significant uptick in malign influence campaigns orchestrated…

US and China clash over Taiwan at Shangri-La Dialogue amid intensifying military drills

In a significant showdown marking the first face-to-face meeting between US and Chinese defence chiefs in two years, the hot-button issue of Taiwan took centre stage. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and China’s defence minister, Admiral Dong Jun, convened in Singapore…

Hong Kong’s Crackdown Continues: 14 Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested for Subversion

In a landmark case under the Beijing-imposed National Security Law (NSL), Hong Kong has convicted 14 pro-democracy activists and former lawmakers on charges of subversion. This mass trial, the most severe application yet of the NSL, highlights the Chinese government’s…

International Backlash Over ICC’s Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant

The decision by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan to seek arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, and three leaders of the Hamas organisation has ignited significant international backlash. On Monday, several of…

UN Security Council Holds Landmark Meeting Focused Solely on Hostages Held by Hamas Terrorists

In a historic and emotionally charged session, the UN Security Council convened its first ever meeting solely focused on the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists during their attack on Israel on 07 October.  The meeting, initiated by the United States,…

Putin’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Strategy to Intensify Ukraine Conflict

President Vladimir Putin has replaced his defence minister in what is seen as a strategy to intensify his war on Ukraine.