China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Event: Hollywood Made in China


Hollywood Made in China American studios want a bigger piece of China’s USD 6.8 billion box office. They are willing to edit scripts and flatter China to get it. The Chinese government wants to limit American cultural influence in China, but also to use Hollywood to build China’s soft power. Washington has taken note of… Continue reading Event: Hollywood Made in China

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The Daily Vertical: Russia’s Sovereignty Over All


The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. So Sergei Lavrov wants a new world order. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference this weekend, the Russian Foreign Minister called for a “post-West” international order in which “each country is defined by its sovereignty.” Each country, that is, except for… Continue reading The Daily Vertical: Russia’s Sovereignty Over All

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Dan Kovalik, Russian Useful Idiot Or Propagandist?


Seldom do I label anyone a Useful Idiot or Propagandist for Russia, but Dan Kovalik has worked hard to earn that title with this piece. As an expert, I proudly declare, he deserves it. He has light years to go to be on the same level as Stephen F. Cohen, but he’s trying. As I… Continue reading Dan Kovalik, Russian Useful Idiot Or Propagandist?

CounterPropaganda · Propaganda

‘Prove that release of captives is not propaganda’ – AFP to NPA


Since the word “propaganda” is being used frequently, here is a basically new use of the word.   Propaganda, here, means something is completely fabricated, intended only to make oneself look better.  In other words, a lie.  Now comes the new twist. Here, the “New People’s Army” in the Phillippines is being challenged to prove… Continue reading ‘Prove that release of captives is not propaganda’ – AFP to NPA

Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Propaganda: How Russia Took Over Crimea


I stumbled across this video this evening, and after I stopped puking and <expletive deleted>, I thought my instant weight loss program might be useful for a few of you, too.  Not that you need it, of course, but just helping out friends around the world in case you have a friend that needs to… Continue reading Russian Propaganda: How Russia Took Over Crimea

Information Warfare · Russia

RT Is Literally Russian Propaganda — Why Does Anybody Take it Seriously?


To quote an anonymous friend: It is no coincidence, either, that RT has also taken up the banner of the U.S. social justice left. Their critical reporting on issues like the Ferguson riots and the Dakota Access Pipeline has given the organization a certain amount of credibility among those who traffic in perennial protesting. </end… Continue reading RT Is Literally Russian Propaganda — Why Does Anybody Take it Seriously?

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Atlantic Council Report Exposes Russia’s Lies in Aleppo


FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY RACHEL ANSLEY A new Atlantic Council report—Breaking Aleppo—uses satellite images, TV footage, social media, and security camera videos to debunk Russia’s claims that no civilians were killed in its airstrikes on the city of Aleppo in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “In an era where we’re facing a mixture… Continue reading Atlantic Council Report Exposes Russia’s Lies in Aleppo