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SID Around the World: Living in Thailand — A Single’s Perspective

In part of a series published by the internal newsletter SIDToday, an NSA office manager living in Bangkok describes her “wondrous adventure” in Thailand as a single woman. It is safe, friendly, and the cost of living is so low that you may “never want to live back home again.” She notes that domestic help is cheap and reliable: see the Intercept article 328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology, 15 August 2015.

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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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