Category: disinformation

Bipartisan initiative aimed at countering Russian hostilities

     

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase sanctions against Russia, VOA reports. The sanctions bill, dubbed the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,”… Read more »

Populism: democratic part of liberal democracy ‘taking revenge’ on liberal part

     

British Prime Minister Theresa May today blamed complacent mainstream politicians, unscrupulous business people, social media and globalization for a breakdown in 21st century society and the rise of populist parties,… Read more »

Why US-Russia spat is not a return to the cold war

     

After the cold war ended, the competition in ideas stopped, notes Peter Pomerantsev, author of ‘Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible.’ There was only one democratic capitalist model out… Read more »

How Putin does it: well-trained in ideological warfare

     

Cold War notions of “fake news” and “Soviet-style propaganda” are back in style, except now people say them about shiny new concepts such as cyberattacks and WikiLeaks. Whether or not… Read more »

Kremlin-sponsored anti-Americanism a common denominator for Europe’s left and right

     

Over the past few years, anti-Americanism has become an integral part of any debate on foreign and domestic policy in Russia, notes Anton Barbashin, a managing editor at Intersection. You… Read more »

What the West can do to contain Russia’s aggression, disinformation

     

Even before the December 2011 protests — and his own reelection as president in March 2012 — Vladimir Putin had begun signaling the return of a more authoritarian and aggressive… Read more »

Russia’s ambitions clash with its capabilities

     

Speaking at the 13th Valdai Discussion Club near Sochi last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin again railed at the US for allegedly misusing its global hegemony of the past 25… Read more »

Russia’s disinformation can’t pretend to offer attractive ideology

     

Russian interference in America’s presidential election merits measured retaliation. But the West can withstand such “active measures”, The Economist notes: Russia does not pretend to offer the world an attractive… Read more »

UK bank drops Russian info warfare outlet’s accounts

     

Russia’s main English-language satellite network complained on Monday that its British bank, NatWest, was abruptly closing its accounts, The New York Times reports: . It was the latest controversy for… Read more »

How to counter autocrats’ soft power

     

A new global “soft power” ranking recently reported that the democratic states of North America and Western Europe were the most successful at achieving their diplomatic objectives “through attraction and… Read more »