Category: Baltics

Disinformation catalyzing spread of authoritarianism worldwide

     

Seeking to find a way to wrest control of the narrative, Beijing has stepped up its efforts to sow discord and disinformation about the months-long Hong Kong protests through some… Read more »

Wikileaks a ‘fully owned subsidiary’ of Russia’s ‘social media blitzkrieg’

     

Wikileaks is an arm of Russian intelligence and a new Cold War is descending on Europe through the weaponizing of information, Hillary Clinton claimed yesterday, The Times (London) reports: The… Read more »

Hybrid warfare: ‘squelching Internet freedom’

     

Russia has breathed new life into the concept of war by other means. Using an increasingly diverse array of tactics, conventional and otherwise, the country has deftly wielded its political… 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 »

‘Faking concern about fake news’: engaging Russia will ’empower Putin’

     

Should the West collaborate with Russia on cybersecurity issues, despite the Kremlin’s information warfare conducted against the liberal democracies? “To forgive and forget when it comes to Putin, regarding cyberattacks,… Read more »

Countering disinformation operations in the Baltic States

     

The Baltic states have been heavily targeted by disinformation campaigns waged by Russia. But Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia are, however, hardened and sensitized to information attacks, having learnt many lessons from… Read more »

How to counter Russia’s hybrid challenge

     

Russian disinformation is fast-moving, and government efforts tend to be localized and slower than those of the private sector and civil society, according to a new report. Think tanks and… Read more »

West moves to counter Kremlin’s hybrid warfare: Russia vulnerable to reverse information campaign

     

If you want evidence of how technology has made diplomacy less diplomatic and information warfare less subtle, take a look at @RussianEmbassy, the Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in London, the Washington… Read more »

Russian information warfare at its worst

     

Russian information warfare at its worst, visit the Baltic states, Christian Caryl writes for The Washington Post: Interference with elections? Check. Cyberattacks? Check. Prominent politicians with murky links to the Kremlin? Check. Fake news and… Read more »

Brexit advances Russia’s strategic aims

     

Vladimir Putin appeared to throw down the gauntlet to British politicians to quit the European Union yesterday, questioning whether they would dare to deliver on the democratic mandate for Brexit… Read more »