Category: INFORMATION WARFARE

Kremlin ‘making forays into field of democracy assistance’

     

The hack of the U.S. Democratic National Committee emails, now widely attributed to Russian intelligence, has set off a political earthquake in the United States, notes Eugene Rumer, a former… Read more »

Winning the Information War: Techniques and Counter-Strategies to Russian Propaganda

     

  As revisionist, autocratic states like Russia sharpen their use—and abuse—of disinformation, liberal democracies are failing to keep pace, says a new report by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the… Read more »

Putin’s ‘prelude to a purge’?

     

  The arrest on June 24th of Nikita Belykh (above), the liberal-minded governor of the Kirovsk region, was headline news on Russian state television. It even preceded the report on… Read more »

China, Russia ‘reshaping the rules of the game’ on media, elections, civil society

     

U.S  policy towards Russia should be “based on a hard calculation of national interests and an unsentimental, non-ideological assessment of how Russia might help us advance or thwart our goals,”… Read more »

Brexit would bolster Russia’s geopolitical narratives

     

On balance, a British withdrawal from the EU would bolster Russia’s preferred geopolitical narratives and make it more difficult for the West to counter Russian power plays, argues James Nixey,… Read more »

Time to counter foreign disinformation

     

Fifteen years ago, the idea that foreign disinformation might be a problem for European countries seemed ludicrous, note columnist Anne Applebaum and Edward Lucas, a senior editor at the Economist…. Read more »

Mapping the New Battlespace of Information

     

In the digital age, social media can become a weapon of disinformation and sophisticated propaganda can shape important policy debates. Russia has been an early adopter of these techniques and… Read more »

Hacking Team penalized for Regeni murder

     

  The Italian government has stripped controversial cyber security company Hacking Team of its licence to export outside the EU amid growing scrutiny of its sales of surveillance software to… Read more »