Grey Dynamics

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The Grey Dynamics Podcast offers an insight into the often murky and hidden world of intelligence. Brought to you by current and former intelligence practitioners that know the routes through the "Grey Zone".

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Episode 14: Tsunami Torpedoes, Ukrainian USVs & Narco Subs with HI Sutton
40:11

Today I spoke with HI Sutton a.k.a Covert Shores. He writes about the changing world of underwater and seabed warfare, covering secretive and unusual vessel technologies used to fight beneath the waves. Combining the latest open-source intelligence (OSINT) with traditional science of defense analysis.


You can find HI Sutton on:


We spoke about


  • Illustrating cutting-edge technology in MS Paint
  • How Ukrainian USVs are changing naval warfare
  • The future of Frogmen
  • Narco Submarines
  • Tsunami creating Russian Poseiden torpedo
  • Russian Submarine activity in the Arctic


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Nov 25, 2022
Episode 13: WW3 Averted, Wagner in Mali and Reality TV With Marcel Plichta
41:56

Today I spoke with Marcel Plichta! He is at the moment doing his PhD at St. Andrews. And before that, he was an intelligence analyst for the DIA, which stands for Defence Intelligence Agency and is the Pentagon’s intelligence agency.


You can find Marcel on:


We spoke about


  • Ukrainian interceptor missile lands in Poland 
  • The Role of OSINT on Twitter
  • British military withdrawal from Mali
  • Wagner PMC in Mali 
  • The importance of intelligence training 
  • Kamikaze drone solutions in Ukraine 
  • Reality TV Show "Make Me Prime Minister" 


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Nov 18, 2022
Episode 12: Update on the Caucasus and the Future of Journalism With Mike Godwin
52:45

Today I spoke with Mike Godwin! Mike is a freelance journalist who focuses on defence and security matters in Eastern Europe and the caucuses as well as NATO. He's a combat veteran of the United States Army and currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he runs his own journalism and OSINT platform.


You can find Mike on:



We spoke about


  • Mike's experience in the US Army
  • His life as a journalist in Georgia
  • South Ossetia and Abkhazia 
  • How Partisanship influences journalism 
  • The importance of on-the-ground experience 
  • The Role of Caucuses in the Ukrainian invasion 
  • Importance of having a life outside of your work 


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Nov 04, 2022
Episode 11: SOCMINT, OSINT and Censorship with RageX
52:17

Today I spoke with RageX! he collects, processes and processes before turning that into analysis 2.0. He focuses on Social Media intelligence (SOCMINT) and open-source intelligence (OSINT). On all his platforms, he caters to an audience of around 500 thousand.


You can find RageX on:



We spoke about


  • Studying conflicts through OSINT
  • Finding victims of war crimes
  • His loyalty to the truth 
  • The use of social media to disseminate information and intelligence 
  • His struggles with censorship on social media and powerful interests 
  • The Speed of dissemination on Twitter 
  • Telegram is a conflict search engine 
  • Power of information warfare in Ukraine 


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Oct 28, 2022
Episode 10: Selling Terror Online and Information Warfare with Anna Kruglova
51:00

Today I spoke with Anna Kruglova! Anna is a Lecturer of Terrorism Studies and a Programme leader for MA Terrorism and Security at the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford. 


She obtained her PhD in international studies from Queen’s University Belfast and her MA in international conflict studies from King’s College London and her MSc in Security Studies from UCL. 


Her research interests are focused on terrorist propaganda and she is particularly interested in exploring what role the Internet, media and social media play in the recruitment process and radicalisation. 

She recently published a book Terrorist Recruitment, Propaganda and Branding: Selling Terror Online.


We spoke about


  • ISIL Cat memes
  • Anna's research into ISIS Digital Marketing techniques to recruit and spread propaganda 
  • The recruitment of social media and branding experts
  • 5 Star Jihad and how ISIS catered towards different audiences 
  • The role of adventure, belonging and nostalgia in recruitment messaging
  • Role of the media and policy maker receptivity 
  • Academic bureaucracy and the role of researchers 
  • Information warfare meets Active Measures in Ukraine


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Oct 21, 2022
Episode 9: Drones, Robotics, AI and Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine with Samuel Bendett
42:11

Thank you for joining the Great Dynamics Podcast, today I spoke with Samuel Bendett! Samuel is an advisor with the CNA Strategy, Policy, Plan, and Program centre where he is a member of the Russia Studies program.

He's also an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for New American Security. His work involves research on Russian defense and technology developments, unmanned and autonomous military systems and artificial intelligence, as well as Russian military capabilities and decision-making during crises. 

And he's also an honorary Mad Scientist, which is very cool with the US Army TRADOC Math Scientist Initiative!


We Spoke about


  • Russian military developments and failures in Ukraine
  • How Ukraine turned the table on the "masters" Hybrid Warfare 
  • The effectiveness of Turkish and Irani drones
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Ukraine War
  • Military technology developments despite sanctions


You can find more out about Samuel's work via his Twitter 

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Oct 07, 2022
Episode 8: Corporate Intelligence, Global Risk and OSINT Tips with Gareth Westwood
57:25

In this episode of the Grey Dynamics Podcast, I spoke with Gareth Westwood. Garrett is an 11 year veteran of the intelligence community in the uk. He served in different roles in the military as well as in the foreign service. In the last two years, He spent his time building and running an internal global corporate intelligence team in a large pharmaceutical company as the head of Global Intelligence. 


We Spoke about:


  • Gareth's career starting as Music teacher
  • The intersection of complex musical composition and technical intelligence analysis 
  • The value of joining the military and foreign service 
  • Why it is crucial to focus on accuracy, brevity and clarity in your briefings to intelligence consumers 
  • Keeping lists and prioritisation to combat burnout as an intelligence analyst 
  • How the take over of Afghanistan was predicted but still shocking (Read Ghost Wars by Steve Coll)
  • OSINT Tools, Tips and Tricks 


You find Gareth on LinkedIn: Gareth Westwood

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Sep 30, 2022
Episode 7: Intelligence Led Policing, OSINT and Facing PTSD With Julie Nel
52:42

In this episode of the Grey Dynamics Podcast, I spoke with my old mentor partner and friend Julie Nel! Julie is an experienced senior leader within the security industry, with a career spanning 30 years across UK Military and Law Enforcement. She specialises in Intelligence and Serious and Organised Crime and has served as Force Director of Intelligence and the National Lead for Intelligence in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC).

Currently, she is the founder and managing director of the private intelligence and investigative firm B4secure 


We Spoke about:


  • Julie's career in the military and police
  • The value of intelligence-led policing
  • The creativity of OSINT researchers 
  • What it takes to be a great intelligence analyst
  • Facing and dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt 
  • The power of having hobbies to switch off from work 


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Sep 23, 2022
Episode 6: Humanitarian work, Exploration and the Art of Storytelling with Dave Luke
57:01

In this episode, I sat down with my friend and former British Army engineer, paratrooper turned humanitarian, adventurer, filmmaker and entrepreneur Dave Luke.

Dave is Artios Global's CEO and an Information and Strategy advisor who has led humanitarian relief, research assessments and media production in complex emergencies and transitional states for 15 years. He has worked in more than 50 countries.


We discussed:


  1. His journey from Northern Ireland to the highest peaks in the world.
  2. His love for humanitarian work
  3. The art of storytelling and its role in research and intelligence.
  4. How to lead with unconditional honesty and trust
  5. Building your own tribe
  6. Being fearless in approaching opportunities


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Sep 16, 2022
Episode 5: Illicit Nuclear Technology Procurement and Dark Networks With Jack Margolin
56:57

Thank you for joining the Grey Dynamics podcast. We have a very special guest, Jack Margolin! Jack is the program director of the Conflict-Affected States Program at C4ADS, which is a nonprofit organization that uses publicly available information and emerging technology to disrupt international crime and conflict. He has investigated corruption, arms trafficking, and nuclear proliferation from Russia to South Sudan.


We spoke about


  • Illicit Nuclear Technology Procurement by companies in Pakistan and India
  • Sudanese state-owned cartel and its connections with the Wagner Group 
  • Comparing and contrasting publicly accessible information (PAI) and open source intelligence (OSINT) 
  • Flight data tracking using C4ADS's proprietary ADS-B Exchange data tool 
  • How the desire of being first on Twitter can lead to misinformation propagation 
  • North Korean networks in Africa
  • Find your passion and niche down if you want to stand out and build transferable skills 


You can find Jack's work at https://c4ads.org/people/jack-margolin/ or via Twitter @Jack_Mrgln



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Sep 02, 2022
Episode 4: Punxsutawney Phil and FBI Insider Threat Detection With Kyle Cunliffe
54:00

Hello everybody! Thank you for joining the Grey Dynamics Podcast. I'm your host Ahmed Hassan.


We spoke with Kyle Cunliffe. Kyle is a lecturer at Salford's University Intelligence Programs. His research focuses on intelligence and Cyberspace, particularly where those two meet. 


We spoke about 


  • The difficulties facing human intelligence practitioners in a growing world of high-tech surveillance.  
  • How video games inspired Kyle to study intelligence.
  • The Tensions between intelligence scholars and practitioners.
  • Knowing what you are good at and utilising that for a role in Intelligence.
  • Information overload through social media.
  • And much more!


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If you want to get in touch with Kyle: @Kyle_Cunliffe on Twitter.



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Aug 26, 2022
Episode 3: Former DIA intelligence Analyst Marcel Plichta
1:01:34
Marcel is at the moment doing his PhD at St. Andrews. And before that, he was an intelligence analyst for the DIA, which stands for Defence Intelligence Agency and is the Pentagon's intelligence agency. Right now he lives in beautiful Scotland working on other exciting problems that he will talk about with us today.

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Aug 12, 2022
Episode 2: Former Military Intelligence Analyst Alcon S2
44:52
Today we spoke with former military intelligence analyst and New Zealand native Alcon S2. We talked about the role of OSINT in social media discourse and taking the mystique out of intelligence analysis tradecraft on social platforms.

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Aug 05, 2022
Episode 1: Interview with former CIA Officer, Jason L.
49:53

Thank you for joining the Grey Dynamics podcast today! 

We have a very illustrious guest, Jason L. Jason served as a Marine for 12 years.

After that, he joined the Nuclear Security Industry. And from there on out, he was recruited by the CIA.

Today he has a different role in the Intelligence Community (IC).

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Jul 29, 2022
Trailer Grey Dynamics Podcast
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The Grey dynamics podcast offers insight into the often murky and hidden world of intelligence. Brought to you by current and former intelligence practitioners that know the routes through the grey zone. With your host Ahmed Hassan.




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Jul 25, 2022