Entries by Admin Y

Russia’s foray into Italy to undermine democracy

Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is suspected of striking backroom deals with Russian financiers to enrich his far right party’s European Parliament campaign. Investigative reporters at L’Espresso found that Salvini held 12 hours of off-the-grid talks in Moscow during an official state visit. Meanwhile, a close ally and former spokesman for Salvini is head of […]

U.S. military disrupted Russia’s IRA on Election Day

In an encouraging development that the U.S. is toughening its response to Russian provocation, the U.S. Cyber Command blocked the operations of Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency during the 2018 midterm elections. “They basically took the IRA offline,” one official told the Washington Post. The Internet blockage extended took place on Election Day 2018 and for […]

Is Russia behind the youth climate protests in Europe?

As we regularly document here, Russia is not shy about interfering in political and policy debates to sow confusion and wage “hybrid warfare” to weaken its adversaries from within. In fact, this is the Kremlin’s longstanding modus operandi. Since its well-documented activities in the 2016 U.S. elections, Russia has continued to agitate on behalf of […]

Reiderstvo: The dirty truth of foreign economic interference

Cyber and information attacks against commercial enterprises in the U.S. and allied countries are an enticing means of waging economic warfare by countries like Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, a new report from the Chertoff Group and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies details. Russia expert and former Army War College professor Stephen Blank […]

U.S. Releases National Intelligence Strategy

The U.S. faces an “ever more diverse and interconnected” set of national-security threats, including adversaries who are trying to benefit from the weakening of Western democratic ideals, according to the findings of the latest U.S. National Intelligence Strategy. While many of the stated strategic goals in the 36-page report remains similar to years past, the […]

Facebook IDs Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

The New York Times reported today that Facebook identified two disinformation campaigns originating from Russia — including one tied to an agency controlled by the Kremlin — that were targeted at users in Europe and Central Asia. Facebook said it had deleted nearly 500 pages and accounts that had posted the misleading messages. The activity […]

The Untold Story of How Russia is Attacking the U.S. Economy

With the avalanche of Russia-related news this week—the Flynn sentencing hearing, the release of two Senate-commissioned reports on Russian social media meddling, the President’s surprise pull-out of U.S. troops from Syria, the undoing of sanctions on oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies, and more—it’s easy to get caught up in the latest developments and lose sight of […]

Sign the Petition: Demand Congress investigate foreign interference in our economy!

The Citizens Against Foreign Interference have taken our fight to Change.org to demand action from Congress on the issues we’ve been posting about for months here and on Facebook. Read on below for what we’re asking… Click here to sign the petition now. Every day, vital American industries from telecom to energy to agriculture face threats and direct sabotage from Russia and other foreign adversaries—costing […]

New report details Russian disinformation

A new report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election—and says the operation used every major social media platform to help elect President Trump and to support him while in office. The report also identifies warning signs social networks […]