#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Suffered Losses In Syria Three Times Higher Than Official Toll


Syria was supposed to have been the showcase for Russia’s most modern military equipment.   Instead, it is a display of Russian military incompetence, poor training, lack of attention to detail, arrogance, and disdain for the value of the life of Russian soldiers and mercenaries.  In Ukraine, Russia lost 10 soldiers for every Ukrainian killed,… Continue reading Russia Suffered Losses In Syria Three Times Higher Than Official Toll

Information operations · Information Warfare

Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade


Worked Example by Christopher Paul To achieve key national security objectives, the U.S. government and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must effectively and credibly communicate with a broad range of foreign audiences. These activities also represent a significant investment: DoD spends more than $250 million per year on inform, influence, and persuade (IIP) efforts. It… Continue reading Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

Information operations · Information Warfare · Misinformation

Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism


By Jeanne Brooks, James Geary, Burt Herman, Jenny 8. Lee, Phillip Smith, and Claire Wardle Misinformation, and increasingly disinformation, is distorting the public’s ability to make sense of the world around them, threatening the democratic process around the globe. While not a new phenomenon, the problem is compounded by both the speed that information travels… Continue reading Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism

Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin’s ‘Insincere and Officious Patriotism’ Turning Russians Off, Polls Show


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Paul Goble Staunton, March 22 – “Patriotism has become so officious and insincere that it has begun to be rejected” by Russians, especially given that those officials who are promoting it are presiding over a situation in which Russians are living far worse than they did, according to Moscow political analyst… Continue reading Kremlin’s ‘Insincere and Officious Patriotism’ Turning Russians Off, Polls Show

Belarus · Information Warfare · Russia

Is Belarus The Next Invasion Target? – Update 22 March 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Whitmore summarizes things nicely but falls short of crediting the effort to Russian “advisors”, the likely producers of what is a classic Russian script. Lithuania and Ukraine are not buying the nonsense. The Belarusian public are also not buying it, showing they are much smarter than the zombies… Continue reading Is Belarus The Next Invasion Target? – Update 22 March 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

Weaponizing Headlines


“Weaponized a fake headline”… After a night of restless sleep, contemplating the limits and capabilities of the laws of physics in theoretical directed energy weapons design, these four words caught my attention. Second paragraph of this AP story…  A few major points emerge out of this story which I find significant.  Readers are inherently lazy,… Continue reading Weaponizing Headlines

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017


This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the portions that bear… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017