Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Putin’s Crimean crackdown continues: Radio Free Europe journalist targeted

Russia has arrested and jailed freelance Radio Free Europe journalist Vladislav Yesypenko in a prosecution that appears to be part of a broader Kremlin campaign against the US-funded media outlet.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Human Rights

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

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

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

The gathering threat to the US in Kyrgyzstan

As President Sadyr Japarov takes aim at Kyrgyz and US institutions, the US has not only an opportunity but a responsibility to help with democracy-building and make sure the Kyrgyz people get the message.

New Atlanticist by Lillian Posner

Central Asia Corruption

Tue, May 25, 2021

Brahimi in Foreign Policy: “How Israel Lost the Culture War”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Human Rights

Mon, May 24, 2021

Belarus air piracy: How the world should respond

Outrage at aggression should lead to action. The West has options for a civil-aviation response as well as new targeted sanctions.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Belarus Economic Sanctions

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 5, 2021

The urgent task before the US and EU: To craft democracy that ‘delivers’

Věra Jourová, vice-president for values and transparency at the European Commission, and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss how to defend democracy.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Sat, May 1, 2021

Cole and Brooks in Essence of Wonder on Star Wars and strategy

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellows Max Brooks and August Cole simplify complex military strategy by using concepts from the well-known Star Wars saga on Essence of Wonder.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Media Security & Defense