Monthly briefing on developments in remote-control warfare from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. This month: United States renews lease of Djibouti base important for counterterrorism and drone strike operations; new reports spur debate over drone research, export and proliferation; NSA allegedly hardwired backdoor access tools into intercepted exported US routers; and more.
Taking stock in Somalia
Open Briefing: After 20 years of failed statehood Somalia now shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. However, al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country's future.