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Val Dockrell

A Mosaic of Disinformation: The Manipulation of Narratives Surrounding Navalny’s Death

Alexei Navalny, hailed as the Kremlin’s most formidable critic, fearlessly exposed corruption entrenched within President Vladimir Putin’s political party, enduring substantial personal sacrifices. From surviving a near-fatal poisoning attempt to imprisonment since 2021, Navalny’s unwavering commitment to exposing political corruption…

Congressional Chaos: The Battle Over $60 Billion for Ukraine Instigated by the ‘Hateful Eight’ 

Months of Congressional chaos have left U.S. aid to Ukraine paralysed, creating a four-month deadlock in providing essential assistance that it needs to prevent a Russian victory.  Now, the U.S. Senate proposed a comprehensive $95 billion aid package, earmarking $60…

Decisive Action on Spyware: Unprecedented Cybersecurity Pact Unveiled at London Conference

In the clandestine realm of cyberspace, where espionage meets the digital frontier, a chilling truth is unveiled. Spyware, touted as a guardian of national security, reveals its sinister side, orchestrating hacking-for-hire campaigns that target civil society, political dissidents, and journalists….

“The Future is in the Sky”: Space’s Ax-3 Mission – A Triumph of Collaboration, Science, and Interstellar Aspirations 

In a historic moment for space exploration, Axiom Space has successfully concluded its third all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, aptly named Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3), stands out as the first all-European commercial astronaut mission,…

Britain’s Nuclear Revolution: Roadmap Unveiled for Unprecedented Expansion

In an exciting move towards energy independence and a cleaner future, the UK government has published a landmark announcement. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, alongside Great British Nuclear, detailed the UK’s most extensive nuclear power expansion plan…

UK Government Criticised for Being Unprepared Against Catastrophic Ransomware Attacks

In a scathing report released in December 2023, the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy (JCNSS) issued a stark warning that the United Kingdom is alarmingly unprepared for the looming threat of a catastrophic ransomware attack. Highlighting the nation’s vulnerability…

Opposing Forces: Corrupt Person of the Year and Prisoner of Conscience in Guatemala’s Narrative

In the heart of Guatemala’s battle against corruption lies a narrative of conflicting forces—where justice and impunity collide. Maria Consuelo Porras, Guatemala’s Attorney General, emerged as an unexpected yet controversial recipient of the 2023 Person of the Year award for…

Europol’s Report Unveils Escalating Online Fraud Threat

Europol’s latest report, dubbed “Online Fraud Schemes: A Web of Deceit,” has sounded an alarm on the intensifying threat of online fraud. This eye-opening report unveils the multifaceted evolution of fraud and the far-reaching impact on both the European Union…

UK’s Quest for Underwater Defence

In a bid to fortify the nation’s security, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), aiming to bolster the United Kingdom’s security measures by acquiring cutting-edge underwater defence capabilities. The RFI outlines a critical need…

The Decade-Long Tale: UK’s Role in Russian Trade-Based Money Laundering

The UK’s recurring implication as a facilitator of financial crime is highlighted yet again, as Transparency International Russia delved into Russian criminal cases, uncovering a troubling statistic: approximately one in ten money laundering cases implicated British firms. In their report,…