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  1. Legacy of Ashes

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner Anchor, HK$136 If Tim Weiner were writing the Central Intelligence Agency's report card it would be riddled with Fs: the CIA failed ... and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other fiascos abound. The author, a Pulitzer Prize winner who has written about intelligence for 20 years, chronicles in Legacy of Ashes the agency ...

  2. Central Asia expert to head PLA intelligence

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A highly-educated expert in Russian, eastern European and Central Asian affairs has been named the head of China's military intelligence, state media ... Studies in 1995. He was promoted to major general in July 2010, when he was the deputy head of military intelligence. Terence Yeung, an expert in eastern Europe and Central Asia at Hong Kong ...

  3. Lessons behind flawed decision to invade Iraq

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The spirited defence of America's beleaguered spy agencies by intelligence chief George Tenet tells us more than might immediately be apparent about the role they played in bringing ... for the events which built the momentum for war. It lies in the uneasy relationship between intelligence agencies and their governments. Information gleaned from the murky world of espionage inevitably ...

  4. New agency to counter global terror

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Just days after a large central Asian security summit and a deadly attack on mainland construction workers in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is poised to establish ... formerly spread across a number of Foreign Ministry departments. The new agency is expected to be more efficient against international terrorism and drug trafficking. Last week the regional ...

  5. Foreign delegation visits PLA garrison

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... intelligence agencies conduct a lot of activity. This is one [example]. Cai's case is just the tip of the iceberg.' ... about the role of the army in Hong Kong, including anti-terrorism and public security measures. It is understood the addition of a political intelligence unit to the Hong Kong's ...

  6. War games a manoeuvre towards Central Asia

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... heart: the deteriorating situation in former Soviet Central Asia. Some analysts believe Moscow and Beijing hope to transform the SCO, hitherto a Central Asian talking shop, into a Nato-style security alliance to keep order in their increasingly troubled neighbourhood. 'Shared security concerns in the Far East and Central Asia are driving Russia and China into much closer security ...

  7. Hu stresses army's obedience to party

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the International Military Association in Macau, said it was rare for Hu, who is also the chairman of the Central Military Commission, to reiterate the importance of 'loyalty to the party' before ...

  8. Spies in the dark

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... It would be thought, then, that Iraq would be an open book to the western intelligence agencies. And when Mr Bush and Mr Blair based their declarations of war on the threat posed by Saddam ... Christopher Dobson The inquiries set up by US President George W. Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair into the performance of the CIA and MI6 in providing intelligence ...

  9. Preservation the key to US human-rights values

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... did not please some conservative politicians and ex-intelligence chiefs. Former vice-president Dick Cheney remains a staunch advocate of his old boss George W. Bush's right to do whatever necessary to defend the US. He has challenged the Central Intelligence Agency to release memos which, he claims, show that information extracted through harsh interrogations helped prevent further ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Revolutionary press flourishes in Syria Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping ... with rebels in Deraa in the south also drove many Syrians into neighbouring Jordan. UN aid agencies and humanitarian partners issued a funding appeal yesterday for US$488 million to try to help meet ...




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