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A Growing Security Challenge: Competition for Water

This 22 March 2006 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter shows the agency collecting intelligence on the competition for water by spying on nongovernmental organizations, multilateral organizations, and government officials. The agency followed tensions around an India-Pakistan water treaty; increasing competition for water in Africa; and water-related conflicts in Sudan, Afghanistan, and Iraq: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Role in a Climate-Changed World: spying on nonprofits, fishing boats, and the North Pole, 15 August 2018.

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One Fish, Two Fish, My Fish, Your Fish!

This 27 June 2012 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday, discusses the phenomenon of Chinese fishing vessels misreporting their true location and the impact of this on the integrity of countries’ exclusive economic zones. Five Eyes investigations had shown that the disparity was due both to error and location misreporting by Chinese vessels: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Role in a Climate-Changed World: spying on nonprofits, fishing boats, and the North Pole, 15 August 2018.

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