Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia

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This CSIS article is the second fairly major article or report I have read in the past month (the report unpublished as of yet) which describes Russian efforts as “malign”.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

Information operations · Information Warfare

US Army Fields Tiny Pocket Drones to Paratroopers at Fort Bragg


A new information gathering system, down to the squad level.  </end editorial> Army Fields Tiny Pocket Drones to Paratroopers at Fort Bragg 16 May 2019 Military.com | By Matthew Cox Equipment officials recently fielded the Army‘s first pocket-sized drones to units of the 82nd Airborne Division, part of an effort to eventually equip every squad… Continue reading US Army Fields Tiny Pocket Drones to Paratroopers at Fort Bragg

Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia

STRATFOR: Russia, Iran: Anticipating Moscow’s Next Move Amid Heightened U.S. Pressure


May 16, 2019 | 20:15 GMT Russia has been in diplomatic overdrive over the past two weeks following Iran’s announcement that it was suspending some of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Shortly after Tehran’s JCPOA announcement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, during which Lavrov… Continue reading STRATFOR: Russia, Iran: Anticipating Moscow’s Next Move Amid Heightened U.S. Pressure

Information operations · Information Warfare · MH17 · Russia · Ukraine

Russian Twitter ‘false flag’ operation to blame Ukraine for MH17 broke all records


Yet more evidence of Russian involvement in the MH17 shootdown. The Russian response to these findings will surely be interesting. </end editorial> 16.05.2019 | Halya Coynash Within the first two days after the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 on 17July 2014, Russian Internet trolls had posted at least 65 thousand tweets trying to blame Ukraine… Continue reading Russian Twitter ‘false flag’ operation to blame Ukraine for MH17 broke all records

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (175)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More on the Vozhd’s latest Wunderwaffe presentation – 76 Su-57 planned by 2028. Update on the effort to resuscitate the 96K6 Pantsyr-S1 as the improved -S1M. More Baltic provocations. Wrapup on the Sochi meeting. Arctic update. Nordstream 2 update. Multiple reports on Russia, possibly the most interesting being… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (175)