October 6, 2022 The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) would like to announce a major shift in how we will report on Russian/Chinese influence operations. Until now, we have been overwhelmed with the flood of open source intelligence on these subjects, particularly since the advent of the war in Ukraine. Unfortunately, we never developed clear selection criteria for deciding on which of this intelligence to report, and we believe that the result has been too eclectic for our tastes. Accordingly, in the future, the GIOR will concentrate less on secondary sources such as academic studies and think tank reports and more on primary sources, usually defined as “a first-hand or contemporary account of an event or topic.” It is an experiment, but we are excited about the possibilities and hope the result will make our Russia/Chinese coverage more uniquely valuable for followers of these categories. Please let us know what you think by using the Contact Form. (If you don’t want such comments published for some reason, indicate that in your message, and we will respect your wishes.).