Original photo of the Polish PM, which was digitally altered and amplified on Telegram. (Source: @PremierRP/archive)

New Atlanticist

Dec 2, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian Telegram channel spreads digitally modified photo of Poland’s prime minister

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian Telegram channels disseminated a manipulated photo showing Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a monument during his visit to Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation


Dec 1, 2022

The risks and rewards of Erdogan’s next military operation

By Rich Outzen

The November 13 bombing in Istanbul, blamed on the PKK, is spurring a planned Turkish offensive against PKK affiliates in Northern Syria, fulfilling a long term goal to better secure the country's southern border.

Conflict Iraq


Nov 8, 2022

NATO, Nazis, Satanists: Putin is running out of excuses for his imperial war

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin has blamed his invasion on everything from NATO expansion to Nazis and Satanists. In reality, he is waging an old-fashioned war of imperial expansion with the end goal of extinguishing Ukrainian statehood.

Conflict Disinformation


Nov 7, 2022

The cyber strategy and operations of Hamas: Green flags and green hats

By Simon Handler

This report seeks to highlight Hamas as an emerging and capable cyber actor, and help the policy community understand how similar non-state groups may leverage the cyber domain in the future.

Conflict Cybersecurity
Civilians evacuated from the Russian-controlled city of Kherson walk from a ferry to board a bus heading to Crimea, in the Russian-controlled town of Oleshky, Ukraine, October 23, 2022. (Source: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

New Atlanticist

Oct 28, 2022

Russian War Report: Heavy fighting expected in Kherson as Prigozhin aims to boost Wagner operations

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Russian forces move ammunition and equipment toward Kherson, heavy fighting is expected in the city as Ukrainian forces fight to liberate the region.

Belarus Conflict

The 5×5

Oct 26, 2022

The 5×5—Non-state armed groups in cyber conflict

By Simon Handler

Five experts from various backgrounds assess the emerging threats posed by non-state armed groups in cyber conflict.

Conflict Cybersecurity


Oct 25, 2022

State capacity and support for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Federico Masera & Hasin Yousaf

Violent, criminal, and terrorist organizations’ functioning and success often rely on the support of the population in which they operate. Some scholars have hypothesized that to gain and maintain this vital support, violent organizations engage in the provision of goods and services.

Extremism Pakistan
Ukrainian first responders attempt to quash a fire ignited by a Russian missile attack in Zaporizhzhia, October, 11, 2022. (Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine via Reuters Connect

New Atlanticist

Oct 14, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia escalates war by targeting cities across Ukraine

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russia escalated its war against Ukraine this week with missile attacks and airstrikes on cities across the country, including the first serious attack in the capital Kyiv in months.

Conflict Digital Policy
Ukrainian police patrol the town of Izyum, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, September 14, 2022. (Source: Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

New Atlanticist

Sep 16, 2022

Russian War Report: Ukraine secures new territory as Prigozhin recruits Russian prisoners 

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Ukraine recaptures its territory, Russia attempts to recruit convicts. Elsewhere, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan renews and hundreds of civilians are found dead in Izyum.

Conflict Disinformation

Press Release

Sep 12, 2022

Ambassador Marcy Grossman, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, joins the Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

By Atlantic Council

Ambassador Grossman will contribute regional and government experience to the Council's work on the Israeli-Arab normalization process and regional conflict resolution initiatives.

Conflict English