Monthly Archives: June 2012

The USCIS’ Untouchable Robert Cowan

Systemic corruption erodes trust and confidence in democratic institutions, the rule of law, and human rights protections. This is the case when public officials are allowed to abuse their authority with impunity for political or financial gains in collusion with … Continue reading

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“Everybody Lies” – Robert Strang (Private Equity Manager May 2012)

Robert Strang CEO of Investigative Management Group (IMG) provides a nice little summary of what to be careful of when screening potential employees in the most recent issue of Private Equity Management May 2012. His first red flag is especially worth noting : “Don’t … Continue reading

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Major International Bank Heist – Russians?

Drudge has this lede story concerning hackers raiding over 60 different banks, read down a bit and this not so surprising fact jumps out: “They have identified 60 different servers, many of them in Russia, and they have identified one … Continue reading

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Let the Games Commence! “Fly Areoflot!”

Will Putin, and Sechin, even make it to Sochi? The appointment of Alexei Navalny the anti-corruption blogger to the board of Aeroflot may be another sign of dissension in the ranks of Putin’s fellow intelligence officers, or an amusing prank between Sechin … Continue reading

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The CIA’s Secret Fear? I Doubt IT.

Jeff Stein recently wrote an article in Wired magazine detailing how high-tech advances in biometrics and the increasing use of iris scanners at border checkpoints around the globe are making the Agency’s undercover work increasingly difficult to conduct. No doubt it is … Continue reading

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Putin the Pretender and Russia’s New Time Of Troubles

On Tuesday Putin gave the keynote speech to investors at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, in the 52-minute speech Putin “identified corruption as the biggest threat to Russia and conceded that the country’s oil price dependence was its Achilles’ … Continue reading

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Has Libyan Fiasco Led to Rebirth of Al Qaeda?

Much as America’s success in Afghanistan during the 80’s contributed to 9/11 and a ridiculous overcommitment of blood and treasure in the Middle East, the current administration’s decision to take out a compliant and bought off Gaddafi will have disastrous consequences for Africa and … Continue reading

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