Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Role of Cryptocurrencies in Financing Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Wars


Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 55 By: Maksym Bugriy April 17, 2019 06:06 PM Age: 2 days Myrotvorets, a controversial independent Ukrainian website that claims to track persons threatening Ukraine’s security, has called on the authorities in Kyiv to investigate Russia’s alleged use of cryptocurrencies (via the WEX digital currency exchange platform) to fund… Continue reading Role of Cryptocurrencies in Financing Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Wars

Georgia · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s ‘Silent’ Occupation and Georgia’s Territorial Integrity


Natia Seskuria Commentary, 18 April 2019 International Security Studies, Russia, Georgia, Global Security Issues, Information Russia’s pressure on Georgia continues, both through the gradual seizure of more territory and through massive propaganda campaigns. It’s been more than a decade since Russian forces invaded Georgia and occupied 20% of the country’s territory. But Russia continues to violate Georgian sovereignty and territorial integrity… Continue reading Russia’s ‘Silent’ Occupation and Georgia’s Territorial Integrity

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (149)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Administration sends envoy to Muscovy. Russia deploying new Polye-21 GPS/RPV jammer. Five reports on new Russian Internet legislation that appears mostly focused on isolating the Russian public. Five reports on neo-Stalinism. Former Hungarian intelligence officer Katrein briefs on how Hungary has subordinated itself to Russian intelligence agencies… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (149)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Steve Gutterman’s Week In Russia – April 18, 2019


The Week In Russia: Stalin, Alla Pugacheva, And A Tale Of Two Icons 18.04.2019 Editor’s Note: Due to the Good Friday holiday, The Week In Russia is being issued on Thursday this week. To receive Steve Gutterman’s Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking   here . ‘Gone Mad’ In big black letters against a… Continue reading Steve Gutterman’s Week In Russia – April 18, 2019

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (148)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. The rise of Stalin populism is alarming, is it a form of desensitizing Russian citizens to genocide or mass murder?  </end editorial> More on the revival of Stalinism in Russia, and the underlying causes – it is more than propaganda. Davydov on the regime’s “war on everybody”. Update on… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (148)

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Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?


Written by Andrew Korybko on 2019-04-17 It’s seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world’s top oil exporters won’t help its “ally” survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this crisis in order to compel Syria into undertaking further concessions related to… Continue reading Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

Iran Calls US Middle East Forces “Terrorists”


In the genre of the Onion, when Iran labeled US Forces in the Middle East as terrorists, those US forces shook with fear.  That’s a sarcastic publication, by the way.  There was no quaking with fear, no tears were shed, and certainly very, very few people gave a…  darn.  There really isn’t any change because… Continue reading Iran Calls US Middle East Forces “Terrorists”