An excellent blog on security and intelligence matters run by well respected US academic Dr John Schindler.

Dr Schindler has done some remarkable work in examining the activities of the former Yugoslav Communist spy service (UDBa).

His blog is the 20 Committee (XX Committee) . link:



John R. Schindler is professor of national security affairs at 
the U.S. Naval War College, where he’s been since 2005, and 
where he teaches courses on security, strategy, intelligence, 
terrorism, and occasionally military history. Before joining 
the NWC faculty, he spent nearly a decade with the 
National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and
counterintelligence officer.

 There’s not much he can say about that, except that he 
worked problems in Eastern Europe and the Middle East with a counterespionage 
flavor, and he collaborated closely with other government agencies who would 
probably prefer he didn’t mention them. He’s also served as an officer specializing in
cryptology (now called information warfare for no particular reason) in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
He is a senior fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University and 
is chairman of the Partnership for Peace Consortium‘s Combating Terrorism 
Working Group, a unique body which brings together scholars and practitioners 
from more than two dozen countries across Eurasia to tackle problems of terrorism, 
extremism, and political violence. He has lectured on terrorism and security in over 
twenty countries.
He is a historian by background, with a B.A. and M.A. from the 
University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from McMaster University
His books deal with topics like the Italian front in World War I
Islamist extremism in the Balkans, and an insider’s look at how Al-Qa’ida 
thinks and operates. He’s currently writing a couple books on cool stuff.
John speaks several languages, lives on the water in lovely Newport, RI, and 
enjoys good food and wine, traveling to the Alps, and spy stories.