Information operations · Information Warfare · Israel

Israel’s Information Campaigns: An Alternative to Kinetic Strikes


By Yaakov Lappin April 17, 2019 BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,144, April 17, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information campaigns,” or exposure through the media of enemy activity that has been detected by Israeli intelligence. This modus operandi has developed into an alternative to kinetic strikes.… Continue reading Israel’s Information Campaigns: An Alternative to Kinetic Strikes

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (79)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editoral> Developments in the Mideast, Europe and the US have been of most interest and impact. In the Russophone world, Belarus is looking increasingly exposed.   Russia / Russophone Reports     Where The Streets Have One Name — Stalin One Russian village has named all 25 of… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (79)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Capability / Strategy / History Ad Hoc Update (31)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting/ </end editorial> Major themes over the week include AI / sensors, space developments esp. Falcon Heavy and Stratolaunch, fighter programs, strategy reports, new rotary wing programs, updates on other programs, Israel’s Rampage supersonic ASM, history reports, and finally the 737 MAX and its woes. AI Is Already Keeping Tabs… Continue reading Capability / Strategy / History Ad Hoc Update (31)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Venezuela

Venezuela Meltdown Update (31)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting/ </end editorial> Russia, Cuba, Iran and China appear to be playing an escalation game, which is probably not the smartest play here. Iran proposing deployment of IRGC to Venezuela is not going to play well in the Western hemisphere. NB CNN report on Venezuelan involvement in cocaine trade. Russia… Continue reading Venezuela Meltdown Update (31)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (150) – Election Endgame


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting/ </end editorial> Turkey-NATO update – Muscovy could not have scripted it any better, like Hungary, Turkey is being subverted from the top. Russia and NATO updates. More on Russian POL embargo, Kerch, LtGen Romanenko on Belarus as a staging area for invasion. Midttun on hybrid war. Donbas update. National… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (150) – Election Endgame

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States Through Resilience and Resistance


by Stephen J. Flanagan, Jan Osburg, Anika Binnendijk, Marta Kepe, Andrew Radin The authors of this report assess how unconventional defense plans and capabilities — to include total and comprehensive defense, societal resilience, and resistance strategies — being pursued by the governments of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (referred to as the Baltic states) can deter and counteract Russian hybrid aggression… Continue reading Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States Through Resilience and Resistance

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

The Donbas Conflict


Sabine Fischer Opposing Interests and Narratives, Difficult Peace Process SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 05, April 2019, 35 Pages doi:10.18449/2019RP05 Regions: Russian Federation, Ukraine Issues: International law, Civil wars, Regional and interstate conflicts, Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Foreign policy of a country / a region, State and society of a country / a region, Defence and security policy / armed… Continue reading The Donbas Conflict