Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

What Is Wrong With Russian Voters?


Today a Russian Foreign Ministry official posted a link to a TASS article, the headline: VTsIOM: 73.2% of Russians surveyed are ready to vote for Putin in the presidential elections. VTsIOM is the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion, a polling company. If you follow Russian politics, as I do, this would be an… Continue reading What Is Wrong With Russian Voters?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (13)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Note the very first line, the Troll Factory in St. Petersburg has tripled staff. </End editorial> NATO / EU / Russia Reports: Europeans reacting to Russian propaganda attacks, after Russian triples staff in “Troll Factory”, DFRLab on RT; USAF heavies to deploy to Baltic states for EX; Iranian protesters… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (13)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Moldova · Russia

Moldova moves to ban Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts


Moldova’s pro-EU government has banned Russian news broadcasts in the country—a move strongly criticised by Moscow. Supporters of the bill—signed into law by the president of Moldova’s parliament—say it will reduce “propaganda” from pro-Russian media outlets. Moscow slammed what it called an “anti-Russian attack” and claimed it denied Moldovans the “fundamental right of access information”.… Continue reading Moldova moves to ban Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Responding to Russia’s Attacks on Democracy: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned


Post-Event Tidbits January 12, 2018 Responding to Russia’s Attacks on Democracy: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned On January 10, The Alliance for Securing Democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted a bipartisan discussion on the need to respond to the threats posed by the Kremlin’s continued assault on democracies and democratic institutions. The first conversation… Continue reading Responding to Russia’s Attacks on Democracy: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned

Information operations · Information Warfare · Mexico · Russia

Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster


For the lawyers among you I ask, what laws is Russia breaking by meddling in Mexico’s election? How do we make it illegal? How do we stop this widespread warfare on democracy, on peace, on security, and on our way of life? Russia meddled in the US election, the French election, and the election in… Continue reading Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists


 It appears Russia is again up to no good, this time in Serbia. Russia is training Serbian separatists in order to destabilize the country. Julian Borger in Washington Fri 12 Jan 2018 13.23 EST Security minister confirms report, fuelling fears of destabilisation of the Balkans and a resistance to Nato enlargement Russian-trained mercenaries are helping establishment a paramilitary… Continue reading Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations

“Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age


I disagree with many of the terms, assumptions, and arguments Mr. Rugge uses, but overall this is a pretty good article.  My biggest concern is the use of the term CEIW (cyber-enabled information warfare), as it places undue emphasis on cyber.  Using the term cyber in this context is actually redundant because there is almost nothing in… Continue reading “Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age