BY MORGAN CHALFANT – 06/29/17 12:55 PM EDT A Republican lawmaker warned Thursday that drastically reducing the State Department’s budget would hurt efforts to counter disinformation worldwide. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argued during a panel discussion on disinformation that the department’s budget cannot be cut because U.S. diplomats need to be engaging with their partners abroad to counter disinformation,… Continue reading GOP lawmaker: State Dept cuts would hurt counter-disinformation efforts
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Bureau of Public Affairs Bureau of Public Affairs: Office of Press Relations Press Releases Press Releases: 2017 Press Releases: April 2017 Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 28, 2017 We are deeply troubled by the Russian Government’s decision to designate Open Russia,… Continue reading Designation Under Russia’s “Undesirables” Law of Open Russia, the Open Russia Civic Movement, and the Institute of Modern Russia
Many Islamists online made fun of the State Department’s efforts to counter online radical recruiting. By Jacob Silverman July 27, 2016 In a breezy speech celebrating his wife’s nomination, former President Bill Clinton touted Hillary Clinton’s success fighting extremist propaganda when she presided over the State Department. “She launched a team — this is really… Continue reading That Propaganda Program Bill Clinton Praised Hillary for? It Was Considered a Failure.
WASHINGTON, May 19. /TASS/. Marie Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, has been announced as nominee for Ambassador to Ukraine, the White House announced on Wednesday on behalf of the US president. President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Geoffrey Pyatt, who currently serves as US Ambassador to Ukraine, to the post… Continue reading Marie Yovanovitch announced nominee for US ambassador to Ukraine
Russia is alarmed by the US Missile Defense Shield being installed in Europe. U.S. launches long-awaited European missile defense shield. Call me naive but I just couldn’t understand why Russia feared this so much. To me, a defensive missile shield neutralized any offensive launch of missiles by Iran or Russia, guaranteeing peace. I guess I just… Continue reading Russian Nuclear Propaganda Paranoia
The author brings up some very valid arguments but misses one major point. Russia is the world’s leading advocate and perpetrator of Information Warfare. For the past 2+ years, the world has been deluged with Russian propaganda. Russia has controlled information flowing internally to its citizens, supporting Russian actions and denigrating anything Western. Russia controlled… Continue reading Growing the next generation of Russia experts
February 1, 2016 By Robert B. Dix Jr. Previous efforts are languishing in limbo. As the growth in the capability and sophistication of cyber bad actors continues to threaten national and economic security in the United States, confusion reigns and a lack of clarity exists as to who is in charge and how to deal… Continue reading Blog: When Will the United States Have a National Cyber Incident Response Plan?