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Global Warning Signs

Global Warning Signs

The world and its inhabitants depend on a series of complex and interrelated systems. Each of these systems contributes to life on earth. It’s remarkable how resilient these systems have proven to be, and how problems with some systems are compensated by strengths in...

Obstacles vs. Objectives 2.0

Obstacles vs. Objectives 2.0

In June 2021 we posted an article titled Obstacles vs. Objectives. The article began in this way: The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word objective as, “Something toward which effort is directed.” There’s no question that objectives vary in levels of...

Honor, Permits, and Payments

Honor, Permits, and Payments

On July 19, 2022 a Reuters headline included the following words, “Biden to sign executive order to deter wrongful detention of Americans abroad.” At any given time there are numerous American and other western expatriates being held by foreign governments. The...

Emergency Contact Protocols

Emergency Contact Protocols

As Global Security Advisor for teams serving in over 100 countries I receive calls at all hours and from various international locations. At 1:41AM this morning I received a call to my emergency number. It originated from a team member located within a country in...

Consumer Drones in Conflict

Consumer Drones in Conflict

It was difficult to watch as billions of dollars of specialized military equipment was abandoned to Afghanistan’s Taliban in August 2021. And even now as we rightly cheer on, support, and pray for the brave Ukrainians defending their homeland from Russian aggression,...

Lessons from Ukraine

Lessons from Ukraine

For weeks prior to February 24, 2022 intelligence reports suggested that Russia would launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Few outside the intelligence community thought this would actually take place. This includes the people of Ukraine. News reports from the...

The Call No One Wants

The Call No One Wants

Last Saturday my wife and I were enjoying a relaxing afternoon. We were working together on a puzzle spread out across a table that we have set up for this purpose. This is one of the few activities that gets my mind completely off almost anything else. I tend to get...

Losing Contact

Losing Contact

My first experience serving with a small team overseas started in the mid 1980s. This lasted for the better part of a year. At that time we had only two ways of communicating back to the United States. Sending a letter was one option. This generally took a week or...

Digital Overwatch

Digital Overwatch

You may have noticed that we missed a few posting dates lately. It’s been an incredibly busy few months, and we’ve kept up the best we could. There’s simply no shortage of global security challenges that have recently impacted the teams we advise. Political and...

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