01 Dec 2020

NATO Should Expand Its Focus to Include China, Report Says

A report that will allegedly be delivered today urges the alliance group NATO to devote more time and resources to threats posed by China while continuing to deter Russian aggression. The report contains findings from a study commissioned by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary-General. NATO received harsh criticism last

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03 Sep 2020

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Poisoned With Novichok, Berlin Says

According to an announcement made by the German government, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent known as Novichok. Navalny has been hospitalized since the incident and transferred to a facility in Germany where he has been receiving care. This represents the strongest evidence that

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01 Sep 2020

Russian Jet Violated NATO Airspace While Attempting to Intercept US B-52 Bomber

On Friday, a Russian military jet violated NATO airspace regulations while allegedly attempting to intercept a US Air Force B-52 bomber. The US aircraft was traveling near the Danish island of Bornholm, according to a NATO statement released on Monday. This represents a major violation of international law, as the

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07 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with David Bray of the Atlantic Council Geotech Center (Part Two)

This is part two of our series with Dr. David Bray of the Atlantic Council’s Geotech Center. This second of two parts covers questions businesses should be asking about today’s global risk environment and approach to knowing what comes next. The session is full of important advice on how to survive and thrive in and after the current crisis.

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01 Apr 2020

NATO Report Warns of New Authoritarian Chinese Splinternet

The Chinese government, according to a new NATO report, plans to create a new internet architecture that could potentially broaden the threat landscape, destabilize privacy, and fragment the global internet. The report also states that the standardization was first proposed at the UN’s International Telecommunication Union last September. The plan

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06 Dec 2019

YouTube Is Easiest Platform To Manipulate, NATO Advisers Find

The NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence bought social media engagement for 105 posts across various platforms for a three month period, which costed a total of $333 for 3,500 comments, 25,000 likes, 20,000 views, and 5,000 followers. The companies they bought from was composed of 11 Russian and 5

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08 Nov 2019

Macron says Europe is facing the ‘brain death of NATO’

Washington’s indifference to NATO has resulted in the “brain death” of the alliance, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, adding that there currently is “no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its NATO allies.” An example of this is US President Trump’s recent decision to

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23 Oct 2019

NATO chief warns ‘fight against IS is not over’

Islamic State (IS) has a chance to regain influence in Syria after the US military pullout from northeastern Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. According to the alliance leader, NATO has to preserve the gains its forces made in Syria, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

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23 Oct 2019

Czech authorities dismantle alleged Russian cyber-espionage network

In late 2018, Czech law enforcement took down a Russian cyber espionage network set up by Russia’s intelligence agency (the FSB) and Russia’s embassy in Prague, the Czech government announced earlier this week. Russian spies had established a number of hardware and software firms in the country and used the

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29 Aug 2019

NATO: Attack Like WannaCry Could Prompt “Collective Defense Commitment”

A massive cyberattack on NATO targets, like the 2017 WannaCry outbreak that infected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe, could result a collective response under Article 5 of the alliance’s founding treaty, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg wrote in Prospect Magazine earlier this week. Stoltenberg stated that the

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