Why I think we need to bring back our citizens from Syria so they can face justice at home
Bellingcat have been key players in solving puzzles related to some of the most important intelligence challenges of the last decade; chemical attacks in Syria, the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine and the Salisbury poisonings, to name just a few.
Do they replace our intelligence agencies? No, of course not. Should they make those agencies think again about what’s possible and how to make the most of open source data? Absolutely.
Thrilled to be featured in the top 10 articles of the 2010s from the Chatham House archive. Not bad company to be keeping.
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