SASFOR is a leading geopolitical and strategic analysis think-tank and South Asia's premier Open Source Intelligence (OSI) platform.
This SASFOR portal provides the following services:
Geopolitical and Strategic Analysis
Open Source Intelligence Services
Content Curation Services
News Aggregation Services
It is designed to bring together the works of credible strategic analysts to expound on fast- changing geopolitical events and their ramifications on the perspectives of global and regional players, which drive the dynamics of international relationships. These perspectives are those as viewed by the global community in general and of South Asians in particular, and provide meaningful inputs for policy formulation. The objective is to analyse where Asia is coming from, where it is at currently and where it likely to be going.
In addition, SASFOR hosts "AAKROSH" (Asian Journal on Terrorism and Internal Conflict), edited by Maj. Gen. Afsir Karim [Retd], who is a globally acknowledged specialist on issues related to terrorism and Low Intensity Conflicts.
On the subjects of geo-politics and strategic analysis, SASFOR has a captive mind bank of thought leaders who are world renowned figures in their chosen fields.
For its Open Source Intelligence (OSI) platforms, namely DOSID and PNN, SASFOR uses cutting-edge, third generation and sometimes "Beta” technologies and applications. We stay ahead of trends and other similar platforms by using social networks, crowd sourcing, citizen journalism, and whistle-blower sites, and by trawling the “deep web”.
Our content curation and news aggregation compliments our OSI platforms.
SASFOR OSI, Content Curation and News Aggregation Services can be customised to the specific requirements of every client.
Content curation is the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. It filters out irrelevant and superfluous content available on information sources such as Twitter, Facebook, RSS, Google and other search feeds, making it precisely focussed to the end- user's interest. Infact this is what makes it is an excellent Open Source Intelligence tool.
SASFOR uses a human vetted content curation strategy, thereby ensuring complete relevance to the subject at hand. We rely on collaborative filtering, semantic analysis and social rating techniques to keep abreast of the latest trends on the curated subject.
China's impact Regionally Globally and Domestically
US China Cyberwar
Tracking geo-political and military developments in Iran.
Tracking the US End Game in Afghanistan & Pakistan
Drones and Moans
Tracking UAV Development and Deployment.
United States and Pakistan: An Undeclared War
Women & Terrorism: Their Options and Their Futures
The New Cold Wars "Hotting Up"?
Tracking the Indo- Pacific & other Hot Spots
Masters of the Middle East
News Aggregation Services
Aggregation is the acquiring, consolidating and making available of information from a variety of sources.
Aggregation technology saves many precious hours of effort that typically go into searching for new information or website updates. Effectively aggregation creates a personalized ‘one-stop- shop’ for unique information.
Algorithmic formulae, scraping, social bookmarking and human editing are some of the techniques employed by the SASFOR News Aggregation Service.