CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: Igor Grechushkin, ammonium nitrate and the mysterious explosion in Beirut

The mysterious explosion in the port of Beirut raises many theories and conspiracies as to the reasons that caused it, the truth may or may not be revealed, but it is probably too early to assess where the truth lies.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

Colonel (Ret.) Natan Paz: Fugitives – The Taliban’s Version

An unprecedented terror attack of the Islamic State Organization against a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – As analyzed by Natan Paz, a former Senior Prison Service officer.

 

 

Col. Paz has obtained over 10 years of experience in the special units of the Israeli border police. He is a former head of the national prison special intelligence unit “DROR”, a former Commander of “RAMON” maximum-security prison, and the Head of the research and evaluation department at the intelligence division of the IPS.

 

 

Colonel (Ret.) Natan Paz: The Shadow War

A basic purpose of the prison system is to formally punish the offender by removing him from society, thereby preventing additional crimes against the innocent. Naturally, the working assumption of a country’s government, legal, and enforcement authorities is that the convicted felon can no longer harm society from behind bars.

 

Col. Paz has obtained over 10 years of experience in the special units of the Israeli border police. He is a former head of the national prison special intelligence unit “DROR”, a former Commander of “RAMON” maximum-security prison, and the Head of the research and evaluation department at the intelligence division of the IPS.

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: Russian Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) in the Mediterranean Arena: Implications of the Israeli Navy

Since the early days of the Cold War, and in response to NATO’s unmatched ability to conduct large-scale air and naval operations and the ability of NATO to block Russia from entering the Atlantic Ocean by controlling the Bosporus straits and the Baltic sea, Russia established large anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) exclusion zones or “bubbles” around the Baltic states, the Black Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arctic.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: New Threads are Gaining Momentum on the Civil Aviation Market – MANPADS

The commercial air transport industry contributes to the overall economic growth of nations, is crucial for international trade, tourism, and provides tax income. An attack against such a major economic sector could be expected to produce significant effects worldwide. The fact the commercial aviation is a major socio-economic world feature and therefore also a continuing target for terrorists.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: The Use of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles by the Chinese Navy

The Chinese Navy is frequently operating 12 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) in the Indian Ocean. The first operational round of the deployment of the UUV called the “Sea Wing” (“Haiyi”) began in December 2019 and ended in February 2020. During their mission, the Chinese UUV gathered considerable intelligence, according to Chinese reports.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

Mr. Yaniv Einav: Crisis Management Leadership

COVID-19 disrupted almost all spheres of life and shook the business in an unprecedented way. Still, the global economic impact cannot be measured. What challenges are to be faced? How to build organizational resilience? How to shift from responsiveness to proactiveness?

 

Mr. Einav has more than 20 years of senior managerial experience in various positions in large companies, part of the Israeli economy. For the last 10 years, he is consulting many companies in Israel and in Europe on building and managing their successful strategies.

 

 

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: Israeli Iranian Cyber War? 

In late 2019, the New York Times reported cyber hacking to Iran’s three largest banks. During the attack, which was dubbed in Iran, “the biggest financial fraud in its history,” the details of millions of credit cards were stolen and leaked to social networks and Darknet. In Iran, the attack was attributed to Israel, but US and Israeli government officials have remained silent on the issue.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: How was Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Sea-Port cyber-attacked?

Over the past week, as tensions in the Persian Gulf increased between the United States and Iranian fleets, Iran reported that its seaports in the region of Bander Abbas under a cyber-attack, which caused the Shahid Rajaee port to be shut down for several days. Later reports in the United States attributed the attack to Israel.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

WEBINAR VIDEO “Corinavirus, Migration, and Security in Europe”

The IIMSR organized a free webinar on the topic “Coronavirus, Migration, and Security in Europe”.  The speaker was our esteemed expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar.

In Europe, thousands of migrants live in tents and millions in poverty in densely populated suburbs. Living on the margin of the European society, many of them were affected by the closedown of businesses, therefore unemployment in these migrant groups is higher than citizens of their host countries.

 

Dr. Kedar is a Scholar of Arabic, Islam, and Middle East issues. Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Served for twenty-five years in the IDF Military Intelligence, head of a branch in the hi-tech 8200 unit. 

 

 

WEBINAR VIDEO “China’s biological warfare”

The IIMSR organized a free webinar on the topic of biological warfare. CDR Pinko answered the questions: What is a biological weapon? Is the use of biological weapons a contemporary phenomenon? Why is China developing biological weapons? Is the Coronavirus a product of the Chinese development of biological weapons?

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

WEBINAR VIDEO “Viral threat within prison walls: The Corona war of the wardens”

The IIMSR organized a free webinar, focused on the management of significant thread levels in prisons. During the webinar were given answers to the questions: How to protect prisons from an outbreak of the Coronavirus? Is there a right way to implement a prisoner releasing tools? What do we do with new detainees?

 

Col. Paz has obtained over 10 years of experience in the special units of the Israeli border police. He is a former head of the national prison special intelligence unit “DROR”, a former Commander of “RAMON” maximum-security prison, and the Head of the research and evaluation department at the intelligence division of the IPS.

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: China’s Biological Warfare

 

Biological warfare is a series of deliberate war efforts, which use dispersed biological materials to disable or cause mortality through clinical disease infection, which spreads in humans. The infection carries out through effective adhesion mechanisms, which enable the rapid progression of the disease and relatively high mortality rates.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence, and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

Colonel (Ret.) Natan Paz: Viral threat within prison walls: The Corona war of the wardens

The fight against the Coronavirus is taking place on a number of fronts, but a mere few think about one of the most challenging arenas in the fight against it – prisons. It is the duty of the country to provide the people who are at the frontlines, the necessary equipment required to protect themselves.

 

 

Colonel (ret.) Nathan Paz, founder, and Co-Ceo of Infinity-Intelligence Ltd

 

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: Biological Warfare and the Coronavirus

Whether the Coronavirus was released and burst from the Wuhan City Biological Research Laboratory as a result of a mistake or a safety incident, or whether the virus started innocently as a result of an animal infection, insights into modern biological warfare can be derived.

 

 

  CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko, Ph.D.: Turkey’s Maritime Ambitions. The Blue Homeland Doctrine (Mavi Vatan) 

The Blue Homeland doctrine’s goal, which was announced by the Turkish Admiral, under the auspices of the government, is to achieve Turkey’s control and consolidation in the three seas surrounding it, to impart her regional and international influence and allow it energy sources, which will support its economic and demographic growth without dependence in other countries.

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is a navy commander (ret.), and a former head of division in the Israeli security services. A researcher and a lecturer in the security and maritime strategy, intelligence and cyber. His doctorate dealt with the field of maritime strategy and warfare.

 

 

 

Avner Saar, MSc: Crisis Negotiation Practice

This article follows the scene where five nurses barricaded in the Bulgarian parliament and spent the night there while later, announced a hunger strike. That happened on the night of 6 March 2020 in Sofia Bulgaria. In the following lines, we will try to outline the possible actions from the negotiator’s perspective. The comments are based on the information which was published in the Bulgarian media.

 

Mr. Avner Saar is an expert in crisis negotiations with more than thirty years of active service in the finest special operations, field intelligence and reconnaissance unit in Israel. He has a rich experience in tactical and strategic police and army intelligence.

 

 

 

Dina Lisnlyansky, Ph.D.: Migration Crisis on European Borders – 2020

The current crisis will need to be resolved as soon as possible. Ankara’s decision to open the border is, in fact, an attempt to pressure the EU states to take sides in the newly emerged Turkish-Syrian conflict, where the Russian Federation is taking a vital part while aiding the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against Turkey in Idlib.

 

Dina Lisnyansky, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Tel Aviv University, Executive MA Program, Department of Middle Eastern and African History and at the Ariel University of Samaria, Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science. In 2018 she was a visiting Professor at Oxford University, St. John’s College.

 

 

 

Alexander Greenberg, MSc: Clandestine immigration from Libya to Europe: Perspectives and Solutions

Immigration from Sub-Saharan Africa has been continuing since the collapse of the Libyan state after the fall of Qaddafi. Thousands of immigrants from various Sub-Saharan countries are heading to Libya with the goal to arrive to Europe.  Libya became an important hub for clandestine immigration due to the ongoing civil war between the West and the East (or between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica) and to the lack of control over porous borders and loose or non-existent state structures.

 

Mr. Greenberg has a professional background as a Geopolitical, Content and Intelligence analyst, as an adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy IDC, Herzliya, an Intelligence officer at IDF and as a Translator and Researcher. Since 2010 he provides interviews on Middle Eastern issues and global politics in multiple languages to international media such as Alhurra and RT Arabic.

 

 

Admiral (Res.) Ze’ev Almog: Israel’s Naval Force: Development and Buildup Following the 1973 Yom Kippur War

The author of this article, Admiral (Res.) Ze’ev Almog, is intimately familiar with the research topic. As Commander of the Israeli Navy, he headed the teams that characterized and designed the force’s buildup, and acted from the very beginning to ensure that the entire plan be approved and budgeted.

In the present article, Admiral (Res.) Almog describes the development process of Israel’s unique naval force, offering a fascinating historical description of the naval arena and the role the vessels operating in it have played in safeguarding Israel’s security over the years. The article also deals with topics related to force build-up, the effect of technology, the importance of leadership, and the need to learn from past experience.

Major General (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben Israel
Head, the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko: Unmanned Vehicles in the Maritime Domain: Missions, Capabilities, Technologies, and Challenges

The paper of CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is focusing on the domain of maritime warfare and on the events which have the potential to change the configuration of the future maritime battlefield, its strategies, and its tactics.

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko is giving recommendations on the use and development of unmanned vehicles for naval missions, including the development of operational concepts and the integration of unmanned maritime vehicles within fighting doctrines and training exercises.

The present paper has been prepared for S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

 

 

CDR (Ret.) Eyal Pinko: Maritime Cyber: Threats and Challenges

The world of shipping and maritime transportation has experienced a major transformation in recent years, and with the growth in connectivity, communication, digitization, automation and integration of information systems and logistics systems of the sea-ports, vessels and the shipping companies.

The technological transformation of the vessels and the sea-ports is occurring simultaneously with major upward trends in the quantity of maritime cargo transportation and the increasing number of vessels and the size of them.

This paper describes the threats and challenges in the maritime industry.

The present paper has been prepared for S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)