China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · North Korea · Russia

CSIS: By Other Means—Part I: Campaigning in the Gray Zone


THIS is the most alarming part of the report, and we, the United States, are not even engaged (except against ISIS). Look and see if this isn’t the playbook for China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, named in the report as the “Gray-Zone Challengers”. The Gray Zone Toolkit These challengers primarily use the following coercive… Continue reading CSIS: By Other Means—Part I: Campaigning in the Gray Zone

Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

Where Did North Korea’s Cyber Army Come From?


November 20, 2018 12:10 PM Steve Miller SEOUL — North Korean hackers continue to circumvent protections and compromise computer systems around the globe. Pyongyang’s cyber operatives, like the Lazarus Group, have been linked to computer system infiltrations like the 2014 Sony Pictures Studios hack prior to the release of the U.S. film “The Interview” and the… Continue reading Where Did North Korea’s Cyber Army Come From?

Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Major themes include the EU Army proposal, Russia’s descent into the abyss, the ongoing DPRK and China problems, Great War centenary, discord in Europe, capability topics, some most interesting IW/IO reports, and US domestic fallout from midterms. NATO / EU / Russia Reports China SLAPS DOWN Macron’s… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another unusually busy week for China topics, while the DPRK continues gaming Washington on the denuclearization deal. DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports U.S. Blocks Russian Bid To Ease North Korean Sanctions At UN The United States has blocked an attempt by Russia to ease UN sanctions… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (41)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> _ _ Most interesting reports involve the PLA, Chinese exports of censorship technology, and reports on US PACRIM allies. DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports Pompeo to Meet North Korean Counterpart on Denuclearization – WSJ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he aims during a meeting next… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (41)

China · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · North Korea · Russia

ISPI Report: Confronting an “Axis of Cyber”?


Fabio Rugge 25 October 2018 The new US National Cyber Strategy points to Russia, China, North Korea and Iran as the main international actors responsible for launching malicious cyber and information warfare campaigns against Western interests and democratic processes. Washington made clear its intention of scaling the response to the magnitude of the threat, while… Continue reading ISPI Report: Confronting an “Axis of Cyber”?

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A very busy week for developments on both China and the DPRK, especially the former with a deluge of media traffic. Other than the SECSTATE visit, notable themes are the disappearance of the former head of Interpol, East Turkmenistan, FT journalist ban, arrest of a PLA spy,… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)