Three new F-35 aircraft to Norway

On May 22, three new F-35 aircraft landed at Ørland Air Base in Norway. Six aircraft are now on Norwegian soil. – Our new F-35s are a major investment and the most important acquisition to strengthen the defence capabilities of… Continue Reading →

A Five-Point Strategy to Oppose Russian Narrative Warfare

A Five-Point Strategy to Oppose Russian Narrative Warfare  (with the limited tools we currently have available) Image from the Beyond propaganda series: Information at War: From China’s Three Warfares to NATO’s Narratives, September 2015/Legatum Institute. Click here to download your copy of… Continue Reading →

ISIS – When Serving Terrorism is an “All in the Family” Affair

How to Recover the Lost Children and Spouses of ISIS[1] Thirty-two-year-old American Samantha Elhassani, together with her four children—two brought into ISIS and two born there – is now awaiting her fate in a People’s Protection Units (YPG) camp near… Continue Reading →

A Poor Man in the Islamic State; ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Video Clip

ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative video, A Poor Man in the Islamic State, is based on the testimony of Syrian ISIS defector Abu Abdullah recorded in Turkey in October 2015 by Anne Speckhard and Ahmet S. Yayla.  In… Continue Reading →

Future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector 2018–2025

This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2018 – 2025. You can download and read it here (in pdf): FAF 2018-2025 English – final.pdf The long term planning process outlines the continuous development… Continue Reading →

My Journey Towards Jihad – ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Video Clip

  My Journey Towards Jihad is the 19th counter narrative video clip in the ICSVE Breaking the ISIS Brand series.  It features Abu Albani, a Kosovar foreign fighter who went twice to Syria; first to join and fight with the… Continue Reading →

Counter Terrorism: Important book on Narrative Warfare published today

Today a brand new book, Narrative Warfare, is available for the international defence and Intelligence community, The author, the highly respected Ajit Maan, Ph.D. and President of Narrative Strategies, is answering many questions regarding the subject with special focus on Counter-Terrorism…. Continue Reading →

Rewards ofJoining the Islamic State – ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Video 

Click here to see the video Today, ICSVE releases Rewards of the Islamic State, the 18th counter narrative video in the ICSVE Breaking the ISIS Brand series, videos which can be found both on the ICSVE website and on the ICSVE YouTube Channel. By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D…. Continue Reading →

Insight: Interview with Dr. Ajit Maan, Narrative Strategies

Dr. Ajit Maan is a security analyst, defence strategist, and a narrative specialist. She is Founder and CEO of the U.S. based think-tank Narrative Strategies, Faculty member of George Mason University’s Center for Narrative Conflict Resolution, Faculty member of Union… Continue Reading →

The Fleeting Soft Power Opportunity in Yemen

The apparent execution of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December provides a window of opportunity for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS to join forces and gather the support of the desperate and ungoverned civilian population…. Continue Reading →

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