Conflicting nuclear exercises

Conflicting nuclear exercises

On 26 October, Russia’s President Putin told a meeting of intelligence officials from the CIS group of ex-Soviet countries that the West was “pumping” Ukraine with heavy weapons, adding, “There are also plans to use a so-called dirty bomb for...
Training for the Abnormal

Training for the Abnormal

Increased chatter picked up by an allied intelligence service through SIGINT (signals intelligence) leads to a tip to US authorities on a ‘dark web’ site set up by a domestic terrorist cell with ties to a known international organisation. Kevin Cresswell explains what...
Ukraine: Preparing for Putin’s CBRN

Ukraine: Preparing for Putin’s CBRN

As the war in Ukraine continued through spring following the Russian invasion, for the first time since World War II the use of CBRN weapons in Europe came closer to terrifying reality. David Oliver assesses Russia’s ongoing CBRN threats to Ukraine. Russia’s BW...
Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) – the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster –was occupied by Russian forces on the first day of their invasion of Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia NPP – Europe’s largest NPP – was taken on 4 March. The continuing war poses...