Information operations · Information Warfare · Politics · Russia

Putin’s Party, United Russia, Plays Seriously Dirty


I discovered that Russian Federation President Putin’s political party, United Russia, is playing dirty political games and pulling out all the stops in their quest to stop opposition candidate, Progress Party’s Alexei Navalny. As most of you should recall, someone assassinated the last leading opposition candidate, Boris Nemtsov. Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead… Continue reading Putin’s Party, United Russia, Plays Seriously Dirty

Advertising · Political Warfare · Politics

The Trump Effect In Voter Influence


The Streisand Effect is perhaps the most famous name for an unintended consequence which is enabled by the Internet. The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. – Wikipedia In reviewing… Continue reading The Trump Effect In Voter Influence

Information operations · Political Warfare · Politics · United States

The media didn’t want to believe Trump could win. So they looked the other way.


By Margaret Sullivan Media Columnist November 9 at 12:48 AM To put it bluntly, the media missed the story. In the end, a huge number of American voters wanted something different. And although these voters shouted and screamed it, most journalists just weren’t listening. They didn’t get it. They didn’t get that the huge, enthusiastic… Continue reading The media didn’t want to believe Trump could win. So they looked the other way.

Baltic States · Information Warfare · Politics · Propaganda · Psychological Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Strategic Communication · Ukraine

Russian Threats Underscore Europe’s Need To Boost Military


Russia is on the forefront of many country leaders thoughts and plans.  Not just because of Ukraine. While Putin claims that Russia is being antagonized by Europe, the Baltic States and East Europe, he uses this as a rallying cry for the Russian people.  “Eat less“, is his latest initiative.  Putin uses this as an… Continue reading Russian Threats Underscore Europe’s Need To Boost Military

Politics · Propaganda · Psychological Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

An Insider’s Account of How Putin Uses the Media to Brainwash Russians


by Helle Dale / @Helledale / January 07, 2015 Commentary by   If we really knew what is going on in the Kremlin backrooms, where Russia’s information war is being planned, writes author Peter Pomerantsev in Politico magazine, the West would be shocked. Audiences within the reach of Russia’s growing media empire are fed cynical media… Continue reading An Insider’s Account of How Putin Uses the Media to Brainwash Russians

Information operations · Politics

Subliminal Images, Perception Management and Mood Dictation: Political Perception Management


Perception Management is yet another tool in the information toolbox, one from which I believe we can learn and borrow good ideas.  In this case perception management is used extensively in politics.  The question for you is, what models and tools are used in politics?  Gut feeling again? Subliminal Images, Perception Management and Mood Dictation:… Continue reading Subliminal Images, Perception Management and Mood Dictation: Political Perception Management

Censorship · First Amendment · Freedom of Speech · Inter-cultural communication · Politics

Is The Media Free?


I ran across this video on LiveLeak.com, it is thought provoking. LiveLeak introduced the video with this written piece: Denmark and Sweden: No More Free Press As in quite a few European countries, the overwhelming majority of media coverage in Sweden and Denmark is very pro-lefist and pro-muslim in it’s nature. ‘Swedish journalists do everything… Continue reading Is The Media Free?