Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia · Turkey

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (126)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovian mendacity appears to be ceaseless. Russia threatens EU with another deluge of Syrian refugees. More sanctions over cyber attacks. New UK Foreign Minister Hunt calls for more EU sanctions. GRU attempts to hack Republican think tanks in the US. Russian analysts suggest Putin suffering significant political… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (126)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian military on alert for massive war games said to be the largest since Soviet games in the ’80s


For Russia to be such a peaceful country, it sure does put on an aggressive face. Putting on a military exercise such as this sends a very militaristic picture and portrays the message that its military is on a footing with the Soviet Army of 1981.   Perhaps it is all a show, perhaps it is… Continue reading Russian military on alert for massive war games said to be the largest since Soviet games in the ’80s

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Say


Russia continues its information war against the US and the West. The tools and weapons it uses are evolving constantly, to elude Western defenses.  Russia’s goals remain the same, undermine Western democracy, divide Western society among existing fault lines, and promote Russian national interests.   Russia does this while maintaining a pretense of innocence, denying everything,… Continue reading New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Say

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (125)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More saber-rattling from Muscovy while the bottom continues to fall out of the national economy. Levada exposes further Sovietisation of the Russian populace. Shevchenko and Preobrazhensky on the dilemmas the Vozhd confronts. No recent Salisbury reports. The Tehran leadership continues its campaign of whining, while trying to… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (125)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia

Bolton warns of Chinese, Iranian and North Korean meddling in midterms


BY KYLE BALLUCK – 08/19/18 08:56 AM EDT National security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that U.S. officials are concerned about meddling in this fall’s midterm elections by China, Iran and North Korea, in addition to Russia. “I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that… Continue reading Bolton warns of Chinese, Iranian and North Korean meddling in midterms

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Fake academic journals are publishing work from real researchers alongside junk science


BY DANIEL FUNKE & ALEXIOS MANTZARLIS · AUGUST 16, 2018 The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here. Investigating fake academic journals In a time when fakery seems to expand to every corner of the internet (including fake Amazon product reviews and YouTube views), it seems… Continue reading Fake academic journals are publishing work from real researchers alongside junk science

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (44)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting </end editorial> Russia, PACRIM very active for developments and media traffic. Russian provocation in Transnistria. Romania mayhem, and Prague Spring 50th Anniversary (and Communists try to blame the 1968 invasion on guess who – Ukraine…). Manafort trial dominates US media. NATO / EU / Russia Reports USAF Deploys Raptors… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (44)