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Russia-linked ‘active measures’ destabilizing global democracy

     

Russia is pursuing one of its favored methods of destabilizing global democracy. By covertly financing campaigns, the Kremlin has helped elevate extremist politicians and nurture corrosive social movements, not least… Read more »

Defending Digital Democracy: West needs comprehensive response to hybrid threats

     

The former managers of Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns are leading a new initiative called “Defending Digital Democracy” in the hopes of preventing a repeat of Russia’s 2016… Read more »

Russia: Pandemic tests Putin’s grip on power

     

Whereas Mikhail Gorbachev granted his people freedom and suffered a crushing personal defeat, Vladimir Putin is doing exactly the opposite, says a leading analyst. Putin, whose greatest fear is pressure… Read more »

How Russian trolls weaponize virus lies

     

China isn’t the only authoritarian regime to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to expand its sharp power in an effort to undermine democratic norms and institutions. Russia’s decade-long health… Read more »

Building democratic resilience against weaponized disinformation

     

Social media and the Internet pose an acute threat to democracy, but probably not in the way that most people assume, says a leading expert. Many people believe that the… Read more »

Kremlin playbook exposed: ‘stealing news to shape views’

     

Nationalists and populists are attempting to exploit frustrations with the European Union to question fundamental democratic values in Central and Eastern Europe, while such external forces as Russia or China… Read more »

‘Information ops kill chain’ can stop disinformation drowning democracy

     

  Is disinformation drowning democracy? Former privacy tsars and technology experts have warned the major political parties they must dramatically strengthen their cybersecurity to protect the growing mountains of private… Read more »

Democracies need ‘new capabilities’ to counter information warfare

     

Democracies need to develop “new capabilities” to counter authoritarians’ information warfare, says a senior U.S. official. “We need to give renewed emphasis to the information environment,” said Andrew Knaggs, deputy… Read more »

Cyberwarfare takes a new turn: China joins Russia’s ‘geoinformational struggle’ against West

     

  The recent “ransomware” attacks masked a greater cyber-issue: chaos and disruption on the Internet as the new normal, according to analysts Brandon Valeriano, Ryan C. Maness and Benjamin Jensen…. Read more »