Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (93)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Again, a great many reports on Russia’s domestic mayhem – it is appearing to destabilize; Updates on former Soviet republics; Syria updates, Saudi / UAE weapons procurement; DPRK TBM tests, SSB on display, economic meltdown; Again much reporting on the PRC: defence and strategy, PLA White Paper,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (93)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Alexander Dugin In Iraq


Aleksandr or Alexander Dugin, noted Russian propagandist and strategist, is in Iraq.  His purpose appears to be to promote the intertwining of propaganda with religion, although it was not entirely clear.  This is done in Russia with increasing frequency.  Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin is on the move again, meeting with Moldovan Putin’s tool Igor Dodon,… Continue reading Alexander Dugin In Iraq

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‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis


I first saw a reference to this in an obscure listing on Facebook, so I clicked on it. I thought perhaps it was fun propaganda, and at worst, a sensational headline.  It turns out that the truth is more fascinating than fiction. An Iraqi Special Forces soldier volunteered for the ultimate dangerous mission, infiltrated ISIS,… Continue reading ‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis

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The battle for Mosul is being streamed live on Facebook


Published: Oct 17, 2016 5:02 p.m. ET A battle that could stretch on for weeks By BARBARA KOLLMEYER MARKETS REPORTER Since being launched this summer, Facebook Live has been used to put up a variety of popular video offerings, such as tutorials on makeup and food. There have even been interviews with rock-music legends. But… Continue reading The battle for Mosul is being streamed live on Facebook