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Russia

Rus­sia is a pro­lif­ic actor in the influ­ence oper­a­tions space. It is par­tic­u­lar­ly well known for its attempts to inter­fere in the elec­tions of demo­c­ra­t­ic coun­tries, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. Most of its influ­ence oper­a­tions appear to be con­duct­ed via cyber activities.

November 2nd, 2020 10:36
German Cybersecurity Consultant With Ties To Russian Influence Ops Met Last Year With US Cybersecurity Officials
US media is reporting that a German national accused of numerous links to Russian influence and intelligence operations traveled to the US last year and met with US cybersecurity officials...
November 2nd, 2020 10:13
US Intel Chief Says No Evidence Of Foreign Involvement In Hunter Biden Laptop Affair; Others Say FBI Still Investigating
US media is reporting that the US director of national intelligence has called there is no evidence of foreign involvement in the emails allegedly found on a laptop linked to...
November 1st, 2020 11:43
ANALYSIS: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Case Study On Multi-Country Influence Operations
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has heated up once again, and various influence actors have crafted propaganda strategies and information operations to support their own...
October 29th, 2020 12:35
UK Parliamentarians Demand Inquiry Into Russia Election Interference
UK media is reporting that a group of UK parliamentarians has taken legal demanding an independent inquiry into Russia interference with UK democracy. According to a BBC report: A recent...
October 27th, 2020 13:50
RECOMMENDED READING: “Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project affiliated with the US-based think tank German Marshall Fund, has published a study on how Russian, Chinese and Iranian state-backed media has covered...
October 24th, 2020 12:51
US Intelligence Officials More Concerned with Russia than Iran
US media is reporting that many US intelligence officials are more concerned about Russian efforts to interfere with the US elections than they are with Iranian actions. According to New...
October 22nd, 2020 13:10
RECOMMENDED READING: “Leaks, Lies, and Altered Tape, Russia’s Maturing Information Manipulation Playbook”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report titled "Leaks, Lies, and Altered Tape, Russia’s Maturing Information Manipulation Playbook” that provides a comprehensive look at the various categories of...
October 18th, 2020 16:08
FBI Investigating Laptop Emails As Foreign Intelligence Operation
Us media is reporting that the FBI is investigating whether or not emails found on a laptop allegedly describing activities of Joe Biden and his son are part of a...
October 18th, 2020 09:30
DHS Homeland Threat Analysis Identifies Russian Election Meddling Unlike China and Iran Reporting
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier, the US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment” which, in contrast to its reporting on China...
October 16th, 2020 11:32
US Intelligence Agencies Warned Trump That Giuliani Was A Conduit For Russian Disinformation
US media is reporting that US intelligence agencies warned the White House late last year that Russian intelligence officers were using President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani as a...