Infowar

Information Warfare Looms Larger in Russia’s New Security Strategy

Kremlin’s first update in six years decries foreign influence, calls for more Russian info ops.

Digital Authoritarianism is a National Security Threat, Pentagon Cyber Leader Says

The U.S. must fund the development of technology that can compete with the offerings of authoritarian countries, said Mieke Eoyang, deputy assistant defense secretary for cyber policy.

US Troops on Base Less Likely to Seek Extremist Content Than Americans in General, Study Finds

Service branches differ in their engagement with anti-Black extremism or anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, internet research firm says in upcoming report.

What Really Happened in the Black Sea? A Victory for Russian Disinformation

The global tempest around the June 23 incident reminds us of our responsibility to verify before we share.

Russia’s Latest Hack Shows How Useful ‘Criminal Groups’ Are to the Kremlin

Russian coders have little choice but to work with their government, which in turn denies any knowledge of their activities. That’s why hacking activity shows no sign of slowing.

Former NGA Head to Join Satellite-Imagery Firm

An intelligence chief who embraced transparency says AI will shape the next chapter of imagery analysis.

Key Official: Defense Information Operations ‘Not Evolving Fast Enough’

China will soon harness AI to supplant Russia as the world leader in information warfare, a DIA leader said.

Putin Authorized Smear Campaign Against Biden, US Intelligence Concludes

Less hacking, more laundering: 2020 tactics show evolution of Russian information warfare efforts.

The US Talks A Lot About Strategic Complexity. Too Bad It’s Mostly Just Talk.

The pandemic sidelined a national security community that gives only lip service to a vital concept.

Who’s Funding that Lawsuit? Implications for Lawfare

The U.S. and friendly governments must better understand the national-security risks from third-party litigation finance.

Support for QAnon Is Hard to Measure. Polls May Overestimate It

The spread of ideas online, and people’s endorsement of them in polls, doesn’t give the whole picture.

The Ultimate Symbol of America’s Diminished Soft Power

The Trump administration’s partisan takeover of the United States’ international broadcasters failed. What’s to prevent a future administration from trying again?

Regulate Social-Media Companies

They have proven unwilling to change algorithms and data-collection policies that stoke extremism and undermine national security.

Biden Calls Putin ‘To Make Clear’ Where US Stands

In a marked change, the president read off a list of grievances — and discussed the potential for additional nuclear arms controls.

Three Steps to Fight Online Disinformation and Extremism

The long-term solution recommended by experts is rarely discussed by pundits and politicians.