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November 4th, 2020 13:08
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Real Threat of Foreign Interference Comes After Election Day”
Foreign Affairs has posted an article asserting that the US may be most vulnerable to foreign influence operations after the elections. The article begins: With just days to go before...
November 4th, 2020 12:46
RECOMMENDED READING: “600 U.S. Groups Linked to Chinese Communist Party Influence Effort with Ambition Beyond Election”
US media has reported on a Chinese influence network headed by a division of the Communist Party known as the United Front Work Department. According to the Newsweek report, the...
November 1st, 2020 13:06
RECOMMENDED READING: “China’s Hopeless Twitter Influence Operations”
China analyst and podcaster Jordan Schneider has posted a well written and insightful analysis of Chinese Twitter influence operations, concluding that "China has no idea how to run a Twitter...
October 27th, 2020 14:18
RECOMMENDED READING: “Foreign Influence Operations and the 2020 Election: Framing the Debate”
The Lawfare Project has published a series of articles addressing both sides of the question "Is the threat of interstate influence operations overblown?” According to the announcement: ..in partnership with...
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 26th, 2020 16:59
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Islamic Movement in Britain”
Damon L. Perry, Ph.D. has published a new and in-depth report into the ideology, history, networks, and activities of the revivalist “Islamic Movement” in Britain, essentially groups comprising the Jamaat-i-Islami...
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 16th, 2020 11:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “With A Mix Of Covert Disinformation And Blatant Propaganda, Foreign Adversaries Bear Down On Final Phase Of Presidential Campaign”
In late August, the Washington Post reported a useful analysis of the difference between the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian approach to their cyber operations aimed at the US elections, concluding...
October 15th, 2020 11:57
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Shifting Chessboard Of International Influence Operations”
The Brookings Institution has published a short but useful summary of what Russia, China, and Iran are variously attempting to achieve through their information operations. The article begins: September 22,...
October 14th, 2020 06:11
RECOMMENDED READING: ‘Erdogan’s long arm in the US: Turkish Influence Operations Among American Muslims”
Last year, the London-based Investigative Journal released a 161-page detailing Turkish influence operations in the US written by Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla, former chief of the Turkish National Police Counterterrorism...