Tag: Atlantic Council’s DFRLab

1 in 5 elections faced cyber interference, but disinformation ‘not as threatening as you think’?

     

One in five national elections held worldwide since 2016 were potentially influenced by foreign interference, according to new research. An analysis of 97 national elections and 31 referenda that have been… Read more »

Post-transition Venezuela: a ‘hybrid military-civilian regime’?

     

USNS Comfort, a military hospital ship, will begin a five-month deployment in June to provide care for Venezuelan refugees (Miami Herald) across Latin America. Washington will consider lifting sanctions (NYT)… Read more »

India’s democracy: cause to be ‘resolutely optimistic’?

     

Recent events in India have provided good reasons to worry for those who admire the country’s secular political traditions and cherish its democratic freedoms, the FT’s Victor Mallet writes in… Read more »

Ukraine: from ‘oligarchic pluralism’ to real democracy?

     

A comedian and political newcomer has won (HT: Foreign Policy) the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections. Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who portrayed himself as a fresh face who would… Read more »

Demotion, dilution, delay & diversion: strengthening digital resilience

     

Whatever the domestic repercussions of Robert S. Mueller III’s report, Moscow will likely continue its campaign of disinformation and disruption against American democracy, a prominent analyst tells the New York Times: Aleksandr… Read more »

Digital Resilience: Russia beating the West ‘hands down’ in information warfare

     

When it comes to information warfare, Russia is beating the West hands down, says a leading analyst. The disinformation focused on the Skripal poisoning has many similarities with the Kremlin… Read more »

Troll state: Russia’s disinformation campaign ‘follows familiar script’

     

OUTGOING NATIONAL security adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday became the latest senior Trump administration official to publicly warn that Western governments, including his own, are not doing enough to deter Russia’s “sustained… Read more »

What do we know about the Russian cyber ops playbook?

     

  For Russia, cyber-operations are a subset of overall information warfare and a way to integrate hacking seamlessly into influence campaigns, according to Ryan C. Maness, an assistant professor in the Defense… Read more »