SPOTREP: Bennett Replaces Netanyahu as Israel Prime Minister

Spot Report After serving 15 years as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will be replaced by his right-wing protégé Naftali Bennett. First elected in 1996 for a single term, and then returning in 2009 to serve four consecutive terms, Netanyahu became synonymous with the Israeli government. In recent years, however, he has been embattled with …

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SPOTREP: North Korean Economy Growing More Desperate

Spot Report North Korea (NK) is among the world’s poorest nations, with widespread malnutrition. The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened their situation as borders were closed and foreign aid was refused in order to stave off sickness. In addition, NK faced a recent series of natural disasters, further straining internal economic resources. Reports are coming …

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SPOTREP: Russian Signals Intelligence Vessel Operating off the Coast of Kauai

Spot Report A Russian signals intelligence vessel has been spotted operating 13 nautical miles off the coast of Kauai, in the State of Hawaii. The Soviet-era Vishnya-class Auxiliary General Intelligence, or AGI, ship Kareliya (SSV-535) was re-commissioned and returned to active service in 2014 to support intelligence operations. The vessel’s presence for the last several …

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