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Sat, Jun 19, 2021

The dangers of echoing Russian disinformation on Ukraine

Disinformation has been central to Russia's seven-year hybrid war against Ukraine. By echoing Kremlin narratives, Western commentators risk enabling Russian aggression and undermining international security.

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

The case for a Comprehensive Approach 2.0: How NATO can combat Chinese and Russian political warfare

Kathleen J. McInnis and Clementine G. Starling outline how NATO’s Comprehensive Approach program can serve as a model to counter political warfare at the strategic level.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen J. McInnis, Clementine G. Starling

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine changes tone

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine is changing. Praising Putin is a harder sell since the 2014 invasion, so now the focus is less on boosting Russia and more about making the West look just as bad.

UkraineAlert by Peter Pomerantsev, Inna Nelles, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Angelina Kariakina

Disinformation Media

Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Ukraine’s new football shirt leaves Russia furious

Russia has reacted with fury to Ukraine's new national football team jersey featuring a map of Ukraine. Kremlin anger is focused on the inclusion of Crimea, which is internationally recognized as part of Ukraine but has been under Russian occupation since 2014.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Ending Ukraine’s memory wars

Since 1991, Russia has sought to fuel memory wars as a way of preventing Ukraine from consolidating its statehood. However, recent research indicates that history can unite Ukrainians as well as dividing them.

UkraineAlert by Peter Pomerantsev, Nataliya Gumenyuk, Maria Montague

Democratic Transitions Disinformation

Thu, May 27, 2021

How to solve today’s tech challenges: secure data, close the digital divide, boost leadership

The decade to come will be the “GeoTech Decade,” in which the technology trends that began in previous years will become fixed in their impact on society. The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data launched its first report with recommendations to guide leaders as they make choices regarding technology and data.

New Atlanticist by Rose Butchart

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, May 27, 2021

New technologies will reshape the world in the next decade. What does that mean for the US?

What can the United States do to reap the benefits of the GeoTech Decade and tame the era’s threats? Here are the key takeaways from the conversation.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, May 24, 2021

SCOTCH: A framework for rapidly assessing influence operations

The increased involvement of digital technology and media in war requires innovative frameworks for understanding information warfare and influence operations. In this piece, GeoTech Action Council member Sam Blazek outlines SCOTCH, a new framework for characterizing influence operations.

GeoTech Cues by Sam Blazek, PhD

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 19, 2021

Games with serious consequences: Extremist movements and kayfabe

Extremist movements and emergent collectives have found a home in online communities and platforms. In this piece, Nonresident Fellow R.J. Cordes outlines how such groups blur the lines between games and reality and presents a strategy for handling online collectives effectively.

GeoTech Cues by Richard J. Cordes

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 12, 2021

Event recap | Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy.” The panel included Alex Feerst, General Counsel at Neuralink; Chris Hazard, PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Diveplane; and Nathana Sharma, General Counsel at Labelbox.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Disinformation