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March 2019
Top stories this week: Countering Russian Efforts Let’s Empower Russians Who are Fighting Putin’s Propaganda | Christian Caryl | The Washington Post We Know Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election. Will Anything be Done to Stop it in 2020? | Luke Barnes | Think Progress Europe Needs a Plan to Fight Putin’s Trolls | Editorial Board | […]
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Chris Kremidas-Courtney, March 17th, 2019, Strategy Internationalhttps://strategyinternational.org/russian-disinformation-and-the-measles-surge-in-europe/ In 2018, Ukraine saw the biggest surge in measles outbreaks of all European countries, with a 634 percent increase in cases.  From 2017 to 2018 to an astonishing 53,000 cases were reported in Ukraine According to recent reporting from international health experts, Europe is currently experiencing a 20 […]
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T.S. Allen, March 11th, 2019Modern War Institute at West Point In 2011, a Russian Ministry of Defense white paper defined information warfare “as the ability to . . . undermine political, economic, and social systems; carry out mass psychological campaigns against the population of a state in order to destabilize society and the government; and force a state […]
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Several articles in Stars and Stripes House VA committee launches investigation of bots using fake news to target veterans, servicemembershttps://www.stripes.com/news/us/house-va-committee-launches-investigation-of-bots-using-fake-news-to-target-veterans-servicemembers-1.571515Nikki Wentling, Stars and Strips, March 5th, 2019The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs launched an investigation Tuesday into “anonymous internet actors” impersonating congressionally chartered veterans service organizations in an effort to scam veterans and servicemembers. Congressmen […]
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Olivia Gazis, CBS News, March 28th 2019https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2020-presidential-election-candidates-former-top-intelligence-officials-create-intelligence-briefing-book/ Two former acting CIA directors have enlisted former intelligence analysts in compiling a “briefing book” on global security challenges and are sending copies to all declared 2020 presidential candidates – including President Trump.   The 37-page report is intended to serve as an unclassified, written version of a […]
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Facebook Removes Accounts From Russia, Iran for ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/03/26/business/26reuters-facebook-fake-accounts.html Reuters in the New York Times, March 26th, 2019Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” EU Leaders to Warn of Cyber, Fake News Threat to May Electionshttps://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/03/20/technology/20reuters-eu-disinformation.html Reuters […]
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Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust caseKelvin Chan and Raf Casert, Associated Press in the Washington Post, March 20th, 2019https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/26/robert-kagans-big-wrong-idea/?utm_term=.a4bef06de998 Europe’s antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals […]
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Our Take ASD Senior Fellow Joshua Kirschenbaum published a digital brief on the national security dangers of opaque foreign investment, arguing that “undeclared foreign investments allow malign actors to cultivate political influence, gain economic leverage, infiltrate the government procurement process, and obtain access to and influence over strategic sectors.” While the United States is poised […]
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Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon (IPA member)The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex WorldWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 – 7:30pm to 8:45pmWestminster Institute, 6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA, 22101RSVP Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, teaches at American University, and IPA leader.  For several decades, she has been […]
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