The Counterterrorism Group's (CTG) Threat Intelligence Podcast opens the door to the realm of geopolitics and international security. Hosted and produced by Derrick T. Dortch, this weekly podcast takes you on a journey through the intricate landscape of global threats and intelligence analysis. Tune in regularly to stay informed about the latest developments that shape our world.
January Threats, February Forecasts: Analyzing Al Qaeda's Inspire Video and Unfolding Middle East Risks
46:14This episode of the Threat Intelligence Podcast with your host Derrick T. Dortch focuses on the various threats The Counter Terrorism Group has been working on in the month of January and what we should expect as we go into February. The focus of this episode is the recent Inspire Video released by Al Qaeda and the threat people need to be aware of. At the time of taping of this episode, the attack on the U.S. Base in Jordon that resulted in the deaths of 3 U.S. military service members had not occurred. The Counter Terrorism Group and The Counter Threat Center continues to monitor this situation as the risk of escalation in the Middle East grows.
Analyzing The Root Causes And Global Trends Of Gender-Based Violence And Femicide
1:03:15In this episode, Derrick T. Dortch joins members from the Women's Protection Group, a specialized team within The Counterterrorism Group to discuss a recently published report that reveals invaluable insights into Femicide and Gender-Based Violence. Tune in for a high-level discussion that aims to drive awareness and address this pressing issue.
Navigating NATO: Securing Peace and Democracy on the Global Stage
27:01NATO has become an active topic today on the global stage. It has been focused on peaceful solutions and democratic values since its beginning. According to NATO’s website, “Security in our daily lives is key to our well-being. NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.” However, the topic of an alliance has received the attention of those who oppose the entity. But what exactly is NATO? What does it do? In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Gabriel Helupka, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to try to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
War between Israel and Hamas Pt.4
20:58The Israel-Hamas war has continued to impact the stability of the region. This destructive war that has left thousands dead has become the arena where both sides have displayed their military capabilities, whether covertly or overtly. Both sides have made it their mission to meet their challenges with the strength of their forces whether through weapons or personnel. Today, we will discuss the weapons, strategies, and tactics used during the Israel-Hamas war and why it should matter to everyone. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Arnold Koka, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to try to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
Analyzing the Krajcik Attack and its Aftermath
25:49On October 12, 2022, Juraj Krajcik killed two people and injured another outside an LGBTQ+ bar in Bratislava, Slovakia. At the time, Prime Minister Eduard Hegar called Krajcik a “radicalized teenager” after the attack. Shortly after the attack, Krajcik wrote “feeling no regrets, isn’t that funny?” on X. He published his manifesto on X before the attack. On the anniversary of Krajcik’s death, supporters on Terrorgram circulated a special issue describing him, his attack, and his manifesto, “A Call to Arms.” The issue is included in “Terrorgram’s Hometown Newspaper” titled “Daily News,” in which Krajcik was hailed as the first Saint. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Megan Khalife, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
War between Israel and Hamas Pt.3
30:33The Israel-Hamas war has split the opinions of millions of people worldwide. Many have become influenced by the propaganda that has been published and shared. Once again, a violent war that has left thousands dead has become the battleground where propaganda has led astray. Both nations have eagerly used videos to display the actions of the opposing nation. The shared news and social media propaganda has also increased misinformation and disinformation with possible mistranslated videos, false claims, and more. Today, we will discuss the propaganda used during the Israel-Hamas war and why it matters. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Jayde Dorland and Dan Flanagan Intelligence Analysts at The Counterterrorism Group, to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
Understanding Lone Wolves: Analyzing the Motives and Prevention of Acts of Violence
20:10Lone wolf attacks have sparked the interest of those in the security and threat industries for a few decades. The fear of an act from a violent individual has driven many analysts and researchers to suggest safety policies for the public. Governments and agencies have relied on these security reports to develop preventative strategies. While there have been ample examples of lone-wolf attacks, the topic deserves further public analysis. What are lone wolves, and what motivates them to act upon violence? In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Chloe Woodbine, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
War between Israel and Hamas Pt.2
27:02October 7, 2023, will be remembered as a day an additional deadly conflict arose on the global stage. On that date, Hamas forces crossed into Israel and produced carnage that will be replayed in the minds of the survivors for many years to come. The Israel-Hamas war has split the opinions and positions of millions across the world. Many protests have taken place throughout the globe, echoing support and rage. But what have been the positions taken by governments during the Israel-Hamas war? Today’s conversation will focus on the responses of the superpowers and regional powers. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Gabriel Helupka, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to try to get a deeper understanding of today’s topic.
Global Superpowers: Their Military Might and the Road to Peace
20:46Today, the US, Russia, and China lead the world as superpowers. These countries play an important role in many sectors, from technology to food to raw materials. Each nation has marked its supremacy and leadership both regionally and globally. Each country is known for having an advanced military and technical advantage. Many fear that a potential conflict among these nations could lead to a devastating end where no side wins. Though a battle among these superpowers is unthinkable, a discussion about their military might is imperative. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Arnold Koka, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to get a deeper understanding of the superpowers’ militaries and their impact today.
Unraveling Ethiopia's State of Emergency: Causes and Consequences
18:41This year, Ethiopia’s federal government declared a six-month-long state of emergency in Amhara, the second-largest region, after days of violent confrontations between the army and the local Fano militia. The Amhara government sought assistance from Ethiopia’s federal government to help re-impose order, allowing authorities to ban public gatherings, enforce curfews, and make arrests or searches without warrants. In this episode, Salomon Montaguth is joined by Sophia Ritscher, Intelligence Analyst at The Counterterrorism Group, to get a deeper understanding of Ethiopia’s six-month state of emergency and its impact on the region.