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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (179) – Inauguration of Zelensky


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> In Russia, the Yekaterinburg revolt is now being compared to the 1905 revolution against the Tsar, who also near bankrupted the nation with foreign wars. NATO / EU update: US to offer discounted military equipment to allies who renounce Soviet / Russian equipment, which will put a… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (179) – Inauguration of Zelensky

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (178)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More on the Vozhd’s Wunderwaffe pitch, and the Su-57 PAK-FA. Lawn Dart as an Su-57 threat emulator (LOL). New FULLBACK footage dropping a KAB-1500PB bunker buster. Pantsyr S2 to Pakistan. Yekaterinburg anti-ROC protest now being labelled as the “Yekaterinburg Maidan”, and producing an apoplectic reaction from Russian… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (178)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (177)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis,and reporting. President-elect Zelensky is worrying some with his apparent quest for absolute power a la his television series. He is already exploring ways to dissolve the Parliament. I can’t be sure if this is more hype or fact. </end editorial> Russia’s obstinacy in the UNSC continues. Wunderwaffe propaganda continues. Anti-sanctions bill introduced. Crimean… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (177)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (83)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia update – domestic mayhem continues. Post-Soviet republic updates. Syria, Turkey, Israel updates – overshadowed by Iran in the media. DPRK update – Iskander lookalike and impounded freighter main topics. Much on China, military posture, strategy and culture, a fascinating series of statements by Pres Xi on… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (83)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (176)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Roskosmos classified data leak update. The Vozhd criticises inadequacies of Russian air power in Syria. Russia media report Iraq will procure the S-400 / SA-21 long range SAM. CoE versus Russia. Five items on Russia’s ongoing descent. NATO / Turkey updates – much on S-400 argument. Debate… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (176)

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Burned After Reading


The Citizen Lab at the Munk School at the University of Toronto has historically focused on the cyber discipline.  I am glad to see them delve more into the influence side of the house.   </end editorial>  Endless Mayfly’s Ephemeral Disinformation Campaign By Gabrielle Lim, Etienne Maynier, John Scott-Railton, Alberto Fittarelli, Ned Moran, and Ron… Continue reading Burned After Reading

Information operations · Information Warfare · Montenegro · Russia

Russian Malign Influence in Montenegro: The Weaponization and Exploitation of History, Religion, and Economics


This CSIS article is the second fairly major article or report I have read in the past month (the report unpublished as of yet) which describes Russian efforts as “malign”.  ma·lign  /məˈlīn/ adjective 1. evil in nature or effect; malevolent. “Evil in nature” is quite appropriate in describing Russian actions in general. Russia seems to… Continue reading Russian Malign Influence in Montenegro: The Weaponization and Exploitation of History, Religion, and Economics