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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (259)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. >/end editorial> Two interesting analyses on the dubious alliance of convenience between Muscovy and Beijing – how long it persists remains to be seen. Much on the Greenland proposal – both rational analysis and some very emotional criticism. A major update on the “Flying Chernobyl” FUBAR. Excellent analysis by… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (259)

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (96)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Short update on Russia’s domestic woes, and divisions; Turkmenistan, Belarus; Iran – tanker release by Gibraltar, reports Russia gains naval basing rights in Gulf, Israel, Syria, Kashmir updates; DPRK, RoK, China, Japan, SWPA updates; UK-US and Brexit updates, Germany, miscellaneous Europe reports,  Russia signs naval basing deal… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (96)

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Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia watchers targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack


Last week’s events concerning the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign Can’t see images?https://preview.pg.mlsend.com/j8p9d9 Topics of the Week The phishing attack on Russia-watchers was more successful than initially believed. European Values Think-Tank was among those targeted. US Senate is negligent to pass election defence bills that could help against malign foreign interference. Finite State’s investigation shows the cybersecurity… Continue reading Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia watchers targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATSECADV Bolton interviewed on nuclear strategy, Russia, China and related matters. VKS deploys Tu-160 BLACKJACKs to Anadyr, in Chukotka, in the Far East, almost exactly 900 nmi from Elmendorf AB. Shoigu intercept and escort appears to have been staged by Russia for propaganda purposes. Reports on the… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)

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Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit


The author does a commendable job trying to simplify Russian Information Strategy down to: deflect, deny, and discredit.   The unfortunately thing about trying to create a Three-D mantra to describe Russia’s information strategy is adequately describing the depth and the breadth of what Russia actually does.  You could also use deception, detract, damage, destroy, and other… Continue reading Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovy’s little aerial stunt over the Baltic Sea has been a successful media distraction – interesting how some splicing of telephoto lens footage can deceive so many media folk in the West. By far Russia’s biggest media accomplishment has been the nuclear “Flying Chernobyl” FUBAR, in every… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (255)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia claims they’ve won the arm’s race.  Cool. You win. Now quit.  Yeah, didn’t think so. Russia is terrified. </end editorial> Su-57 OPEVAL to finish EOY. More ADIZ and other provocations in Barents, Norwegian and North Sea. Bizarre AV-MF claim that a NATO F/A-18 harassed DEFMIN Shoigu’s transport en… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (255)