Afghanistan · Information operations · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications

We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us” An Analysis Of Nato Strategic Communications: The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) In Afghanistan, 2003-2014


Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Colleagues, May I please draw your attention to this excellent publication, authored by retired Canadian Army Colonel Brett Boudreau, on behalf of the NATO Centre of Excellence StratCom, Latvia.  Colonel Brett has undertaken an exceptionally piece of research, a really very detailed analysis of the whole ISAF StratCom campaign in Afghanistan.  His evidence base is hugely impressive and his conclusions… Continue reading We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us” An Analysis Of Nato Strategic Communications: The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) In Afghanistan, 2003-2014

Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

NATO colonel sheds light on Russia ‘psy-ops’


The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence appears to be the West’s most viable means of defending against Russian propaganda. This little factoid especially intrigued me: “The centre recently carried out a study of Russia’s propaganda war on Ukraine.”  I would love to speak with the authors and the researchers, having just concluded a study of… Continue reading NATO colonel sheds light on Russia ‘psy-ops’

Information Warfare · Russia

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga, Latvia


This is NATO’s attempt to combat Russian Information Warfare. The United States has not yet signed a memorandum of agreement, so they might not be participating.  If that is the case, there is a European only focus and Russia is certainly a real threat. In preparation for teaching a class on Russian IW next week,… Continue reading NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga, Latvia