Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Propaganda war against Ukraine’s aspirations to gain Tomos on autocephaly


This article highlights arguments used by Russia against the establishment of a separate Ukraine Orthodox Church.  Oleksandr Sagan, IB.ua, and Stop Fake do a good job countering all of Russia’s points.  Of note, Russia is using both diplomats and clerics to makes these points, as if this were a governmental matter.  </end editorial> By Oleksandr… Continue reading Propaganda war against Ukraine’s aspirations to gain Tomos on autocephaly

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

New Russian Information Warfare Tool: Religious Warfare


Russia has apparently approved, at the Presidential level, using religion as a divisive tool against Ukraine.  Russia has already elevated the Russian Orthodox Church to almost unholy levels already. Is the Russian Orthodox Church serving God or Putin? and The Russian Orthodox Church Expanding Propaganda? Now Russia has apparently approved the use of Russian special services to break… Continue reading New Russian Information Warfare Tool: Religious Warfare

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Successfully Countering Russian Electoral Interference


Interesting French brief just released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).   Wake-up call, especially for anyone who still thinks the Russians didn’t materially affect the 2016 elections here.  More important, a pretty good synopsis for how to prevent another round of meddling this year. Many options are left out, however. It does… Continue reading Successfully Countering Russian Electoral Interference

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ plan key to seizing US expertise, intelligence officials say


Pentagon tells House Armed Services Committee programme is an aggressive, 10-part ‘toolkit for foreign technology acquisition’ PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 3:12pm China’s “Thousand Talents” programme to tap into its citizens educated or employed in the US is a key part of multi-pronged efforts to transfer, replicate and eventually overtake US military and commercial… Continue reading China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ plan key to seizing US expertise, intelligence officials say

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin Watch Briefing: How sanctioned Russians are benefitting from the World Cup


Topics of the Week The Brexit campaign had close links to Russia and its ambassador to the UK According to Donald Trump, Crimea is a part of Russia because “everyone there speaks Russian”. (So, by that logic, should the British take back America?!) The US has imposed sanctions on Russian companies accused of assisting the Kremlin in spying on American… Continue reading Kremlin Watch Briefing: How sanctioned Russians are benefitting from the World Cup

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Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians


Russia is flexing its muscle all over Europe, much to everyone’s displeasure. The subtitle should be “How not to win friends in Europe”. How to make every country mistrust you.  How to irrevocably damage your reputation. How to use FIFA World Cup 2018 as cover for acting like an ass. </end editorial> Published: June 25, 2018… Continue reading Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Eight Countries Military Intelligence Meet With Ministry of Defense of Ukraine


A multidimensional meeting of the leaders of military intelligence in the region took place in the GOU of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine June 25, 2018 An international special event of such a level of representation was first held in Ukraine since the beginning of Russian armed aggression against our state Within a few… Continue reading Eight Countries Military Intelligence Meet With Ministry of Defense of Ukraine