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Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis


As a Russian Information Warfare expert, I have been asked on more than one occasion to give my thoughts about Russia, Putin, and Trump. After an extended weekend spent contemplating this very nuanced situation, I am going to attempt to share my opinion. I truly believe what I am about to write. As a man… Continue reading Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians


Squirrel! With that one word, I could always make my German Shepherd over-react and instantly accelerate in search of…   That was during my first marriage,  I sure do miss that dog. With the recent attacks on US information systems and at least one false claim of a Russian attack on an electrical substation, squirrels… Continue reading Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia

US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent


Perhaps one should ask “Why has RT not been registered as a foreign agent?” The answers are most likely political in nature.  An effort not to anger Russia. An effort not to negate the reset.  These answers dovetail with US efforts in foreign policy or lack thereof. Today’s challenge: complete this quote: “The Shadow knows”. This… Continue reading US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent

Information Warfare · Russia

What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?


The timing of the Russian operation appears to be timed to put refugees into Europe, especially Germany, in time for the elections. This indicates Russia is targeting Angela Merkel and the German national election. Russia also gains a foothold in Libya, extending their reach.   Thank the United Nations. </end editorial> Haftar met with Russian… Continue reading What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?

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Russia Desperately Blames The UK


Here is a Russian language propaganda source clearly intended to sow division between the UK and the US.  Fail. Here Dmitry Kiselyev, the Russian propaganda chief, shifts blame to the UK for compiling the dossier on Trump. A Russian senior Foreign Ministry official published this link on his Facebook page. This is hilarious to me!… Continue reading Russia Desperately Blames The UK

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US should investigate ALL foreign subversion of our democracy


Published on January 12, 2017 J Michael Waller Editorial Board Member at NATO Defence Strategic Communications Journal President-elect Trump should up the ante on calls to investigate allegations of Russian subversion of the 2016 elections, and instruct the intelligence community to produce annual NIEs on all foreign subversion of American policies and institutions. He should… Continue reading US should investigate ALL foreign subversion of our democracy

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If Russia Today is Moscow’s propaganda arm, it’s not very good at its job


By Amanda Erickson January 12 at 5:38 PM When Russia Today’s top editor read the newly released report from the director of national intelligence on Russia’s hack of the U.S. election, she had just one thought: “You’re kidding, right?” Они же шутят, да? — Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) January 6, 2017 The Kremlin-funded news outlet plays a starring… Continue reading If Russia Today is Moscow’s propaganda arm, it’s not very good at its job