Tag: Tom Malinowski

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

     

Russia’s infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday… Read more »

Authoritarian election interference ‘continues largely unchecked’

     

Russia’s electoral interference campaigns and attacks on democracy are a national security issue, demanding a bipartisan response, according to Jamie M. Fly and Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Unfortunately,… Read more »

Egypt’s ‘classic authoritarian bargain’ proves to be the worst ever counterterrorism strategy

     

When it comes to the Middle East these days, the buzzword in the international community is “stabilization,” as opposed to “transition,” notes Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow at the European… Read more »

How to solve a problem like North Korea

     

North Koreans are becoming more independent of the ruling Kim regime, with the vast majority of households earning their living through markets rather than relying on the state, according to… Read more »

Advancing or undermining democracy? No moral equivalence

     

Vladimir Putin denies meddling in U.S. politics, but he has charged that the U.S. government interfered “aggressively” in Russia’s 2012 presidential vote, notes Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights… Read more »

Egypt’s is the ‘worst counterterrorism strategy ever invented’

     

Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi will be celebrated in Washington on Monday as a major ally in the fight against terrorism and radical Islamic extremism, as well as a supporter… Read more »

How not to fuel extremism

     

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency have warned that labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization “may fuel extremism” and damage relations with America’s allies, according to a summary… Read more »

No avoiding Mideast’s underlying issues of governance, corruption and repression

     

The next U.S. administration will inherit problems associated with the Middle East that are vastly more challenging than any in a generation as the old order has given way to… Read more »

The future of Arab reform: beyond autocrats and Islamists

     

The argument for democratic reform in the Middle East seems harder to make today, despite the evidence for it being clearer, than it was when the Arab Spring sprung, argues… Read more »