Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (82)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another tumultuous week. Russia’s descent into the abyss continues, as the sorry chronicle of domestic decay depicts. Post Soviet republic updates. Iran is a major topic this week, with the US deploying four Buffs and a CVBG to discourage Iran’s proxies from actioning reported directives to attack,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (82)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

New report explains how China thinks about information warfare


By: Mark Pomerleau   The Department of Defense’s annual report on China’s military and security developments provides new details about how China’s military organizes its information warfare enterprise, an area that has been of particular interest to U.S. military leaders. In 2015, the People’s Liberation Army created the Strategic Support Force, which centralizes space, cyber,… Continue reading New report explains how China thinks about information warfare

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The sorry tale of Russia’s descent continues, four especially interesting digests by Prof Goble, and a fascinating report on Chinese immigration to the Lake Baikal region. Has Ukraine also destabilized its friend Kazakhstan? Two most interesting reports on Iran – the reported defection of a senior IRGC… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (80)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I especially love this parody piece: Admiral Kuznetsov Converted to Submarine | Russia Without BS </end editorial> Russia’s domestic meltdown continues. Major updates on Iran, Syria, Libya, Africa and Sri Lanka. Putin-Kim fizzled summit, PLA Rocket Forces updates, PLA Navy update, PRC espionage, trade war and Huawei, Belt and… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (80)

Belarus · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (78)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s internal meltdown continues. Chaos in Belarus. Genuine turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa – Algieria, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Iran. IRGC now deemed, as it should have been 40 years ago, a terrorist organisation. Netanyahu wins another term. Erdogan’s AKP crashes and burns… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (78)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Key Russian missiles ‘damaged en route to China’


This article portrays a major delay in a shift in strategic power with the denial of the 40N6 missiles needed for the Russian S-400 air defense system. Why were the missiles being shipped by sea and not rail? Why did all the missiles have to be destroyed? Even allegations that Russia sabotaged its own shipment… Continue reading Key Russian missiles ‘damaged en route to China’

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s descent continues, as does its self-inflicted destabilization along ethnic and class boundaries. Curiously, China does not agree to support Russian games with the Yuan. Kazakhstan renames capital to Nur-Sultan honoring Nazarbayev. Russia seeks a second airbase in Kyrgyzstan. Much on Belarus – Lukashenko praising the EU,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)