31 May 2018

Syria’s Assad vows to retake areas held by US-backed Kurds

“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned US-backed Kurdish forces he wouldn’t hesitate to use force to retake one-third of the country they currently control. Assad also warned in an interview with Russia Today on Thursday that the United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and remove its troops from Syria.”

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31 May 2018

‘Murdered’ Russian journalist turns up alive

“Arkady Babchenko, a Russian journalist and Kremlin critic who was reported murdered in Ukraine on Tuesday appeared — alive — at a news conference on Wednesday at which Ukrainian authorities said they had staged the killing as a sting operation. Babchenko’s resurrection came less than 24 hours after Ukrainian authorities reported

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30 May 2018

India, Russia team up to overcome US sanctions on defense deals

“India and Russia have pledged to jointly create a plan to resolve U.S. sanctions on Russia that is hampering defense deals between New Delhi and Moscow. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to formulate the plan during a May 21 informal summit in the Russian

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30 May 2018

Poland wants a permanent US military base, and is willing to pay $2 billion for it

“The Polish defense ministry said there is a ‘clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland,’ and is willing to provide financial backing to host the soldiers that could reach $2 billion, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by Polish news outlet Onet.

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11 May 2018

Three Critical Factors Increasing Cyber Risk for 2019

What cyber threat do China, Russia, and Iran present for the remainder of 2018 and 2019? Matt Devost provides some insight into the geopolitical elements influencing that answer.

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09 May 2018

Who’s Who in Russian Cyber Espionage Operations

The following overview of Russian espionage operations was extracted from the excellent Report on Russian Security Issues, released by the country of Estonia. As a discipline, cyber espionage in Russia is quite old. The KGB had top-level technical capabilities for spying on the West. Signals intelligence of the time encompassed

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09 May 2018

Estonia Report Provides Critical Insight into Russian Security Threat

A new international security report produced by the country of Estonia is essential reading for anyone interested in Russian security issues, both in the cyber domain and in Eastern Europe. “Estonian security institutions have been talking for years about attempts on Russia’s part to splinter the unity and trust that

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06 Jan 2017

Intelligence Community Report on Election Hacking

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort

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04 Oct 2016

DHS Issues Alert on U.S. Election Hacking

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08 Apr 2016

Russia’s 21st Century Information War

For many months now Russia has engaged its domestic and international audiences in a massive information campaign. The goal of the campaign is to persuade and influence local and foreign populations that Russian territorial claims in Ukraine are based on legitimate responses to world events. This media offensive has used

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