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Lessons from Europe’s Fight Against Russian Disinformation


Full disclosure, I was consulted on this article. Dana asks a very pertinent question, “Should professional journalism in the United States be considered a strategic asset, too?” She doesn’t mention that information is considered an element of national power, which are Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic. We have entire Departments dedicated to each of the… Continue reading Lessons from Europe’s Fight Against Russian Disinformation

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Why the US Keeps Losing the Fight against Disinformation


JULY 24, 2017 BY MAXIM ERISTAVI Journalists and activists in Eastern Europe have been fighting modern propaganda for years. It is time to deploy the lessons of those battles to newsrooms in Washington and beyond. I’ve been exposing organized lies professionally for years now. It started when propaganda took over the Russian-state newsroom in Moscow… Continue reading Why the US Keeps Losing the Fight against Disinformation

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Vyacheslav Nikonov: “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.”


RussianState Duma Committee Chairman Vyacheslav Nikonov:  “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.” Please tell me this statement by a Russian government leader cannot be construed as a statement or a declaration of war with the United States. It should be called out. Please tell me a state-owned and state-run… Continue reading Vyacheslav Nikonov: “Yes, Russia is harming U.S. interests and we’ll continue to do so.”

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Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions


July 25, 2017 4:30 PM Jela de Franceschi With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s… Continue reading Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

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Counties Are on the Front Lines of Cyber War


BY MITCH HERCKISROUTE FIFTY SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS,ROUTE FIFTY John Allen, Marine general-turned-think-tanker, outlines how officials can protect voting machines and other vulnerable systems. Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen has seen the cyber threat in action and believes it’s targeted at counties. That was his message to a roomful of county officials at the National… Continue reading Counties Are on the Front Lines of Cyber War

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US House passes package on sanctions in Russia, Iran and North Korea


By KATHRYN WATSON CBS NEWS July 25, 2017, 5:41 PM The U.S. House passed a sweeping package of bills on Russia, Iran and North Korea sanctions Tuesday in a 419-3 vote, sending the legislation to the Senate for almost certain passage and likely making it veto-proof. The measure — a reprimand for Russian interference in the 2016 election… Continue reading US House passes package on sanctions in Russia, Iran and North Korea

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 July 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. A conventional Russia invasion is looking more likely. </end editorial> Unusually active day for Russia traffic, in no small part due to multiple concurrent events, almost 200 reports today. Zapad-2017 attracting attention in MSM, while the Intermarium debate gathers strength, to the extent of a debate over Turkey joining the joint … Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 July 2017