Infowar

Hold the UAE Accountable for Meddling in US Politics

Letting the Emirates go unpunished sends the wrong signal to perpetrators of foreign influence operations.

What China’s Vast New Cybersecurity Center Tells Us About Beijing’s Ambitions

The 15-square-mile campus in Wuhan will serve as school, research lab, incubator, and talent cultivator.

Promote Open Source to a Full Member of the Intelligence Community

The exploitation of publicly or commercially available information must be recognized alongside spies, signals intelligence, and other established branches of practice.

How the Intelligence Community Can Get Better at Open Source Intel

Several factors make it harder to use publicly available information in all-source assessment than classified information.

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.