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UkraineAlert

Dec 22, 2022

Will Putin force Belarus to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

By Alesia Rudnik

Vladimir Putin traveled to Minsk this week for the first time in three-and-a-half years, fueling speculation that he is seeking to pressure Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka into joining the failing invasion of Ukraine.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert

Dec 21, 2022

2022 REVIEW: Russia’s invasion has united Ukraine

By Taras Kuzio

The February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine was meant to extinguish Ukrainian statehood but Putin's plan has backfired disastrously and united Ukraine as the country fights for its right to exist, writes Taras Kuzio.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Dec 20, 2022

The partition of Ukraine would only encourage Putin’s imperial ambitions

By Benton Coblentz

Advocates of appeasement believe the best way to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine is by offering Ukrainian land in exchange for peace but this will only encourage Putin's imperial ambitions, writes Benton Coblentz.

Conflict Disinformation

UkraineAlert

Dec 19, 2022

2022 REVIEW: Why has Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion gone so badly wrong?

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin hoped his invasion of Ukraine would result in a quick and historic victory. Instead, he ends 2022 with Russia's reputation as a military superpower in tatters. Why has the invasion of Ukraine gone so badly wrong?

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Dec 15, 2022

Memo to Macron: Russia doesn’t need security guarantees but Ukraine does

By Peter Dickinson

French President Emmanuel Macron has been widely criticized for calling on Europe to offer Russia security guarantees at a time when the Kremlin is using fake security concerns to justify the invasion of Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation

UkraineAlert

Dec 14, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s failing invasion is fueling the rise of Russia’s far right

By Stanislav Shalunov

As Vladimir Putin's disastrous invasion continues to unravel, battlefield defeats in Ukraine are having a radicalizing effect on Russian domestic audiences and fueling the rise of the country's ultra-nationalist far right.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Dec 9, 2022

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels promote news of TV Rain losing broadcasting license in Latvia

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Latvian National Electronic Media Council revoked the broadcasting license of TV Rain, an independent Russian television channel, citing threats to Latvian national security.

Conflict Disinformation

360/StratCom

Dec 8, 2022

360/StratCom: How policymakers can set a democratic tech agenda for the interconnected world

By Layla Mashkoor

The DFRLab assembled policymakers and civil-society leaders together to drive forward a democratic tech agenda that is rights-respecting and inclusive.  

Cybersecurity Disinformation

360/StratCom

Dec 8, 2022

The call for coordinated action for a free, open, and interoperable internet

By Erika Hsu

The DFRLab, as part of its annual 360/StratCom event, convened a discussion about the FOC, including the need to coordinate action to protect a free, open, secure, and interoperable internet.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

UkraineAlert

Dec 6, 2022

Russia must stop being an empire if it is wishes to prosper as a nation

By Taras Kuzio

Post-Soviet Russia never shed the imperial identity inherited from the Soviet and Czarist past but Putin's disastrous invasion of Ukraine could now set the stage for the emergence of a post-imperial Russian identity.

Central Asia Conflict

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