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What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat 19 April 2017 Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat Talking about hybrid threats—the toxic cocktail of force, money, propaganda and spycraft—is one thing. Actually doing something about them is another. So the new center on hybrid warfare being set up in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a welcome, if […]

SASC Hearing/Testimony On Russian Influence & Unconventional Warfare Ops In The ‘Grey Zone,’ Lessons From Ukraine

The comments highlighted in blue below are by David Maxwell, who’s contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  I strongly recommend reading LTG(RET) Charles Cleveland’s Eight Points in his opening statement on pages 27-36.  It isone of the best and most clear articulations of what UW and SOF are all […]

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy By Paul Ratner, View Original April 9th, 2017 As questions swirl about Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential elections, the old KGB strategy of “active measures” is getting a closer look. “Active measures” were subversive techniques and policies aimed at influencing people and events in foreign […]

Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia

Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia By The New Republic, View Original March 29th, 2017 Donald Trump may admire Vladimir Putin, but Russia’s neighbors are readying for war. Over the past few years, the government of Lithuania has ramped up defense spending, begged NATO for troops, proposed building a fence along its border, and distributed detailed manuals briefing its three million citizens on what to […]

Ukrainian Elder Sstatesman: How Russian Hybrid War Is Changing The World Order

Excerpts: Thus, the events that took place in Ukraine were no less dramatic than those in Europe and the entire Western world. And it is not only a matter of education or stamps of official propaganda, but, above all, of collective traumatic experience. Maybe that is why the tragedy of Holocaust did not have such […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

Russian Military Analysis: A Blog On The Russian Military Russian Military Analysis A BLOG ON THE RUSSIAN MILITARY The Russian Defense Budget and You MARCH 17, 2017 MICHAEL KOFMAN4 COMMENTS IHS Janes’s story “Russia announces deepest budget cuts since 1990s” got a lot of attention this week, claiming the Russian defense budget will be reduced by $1 trillion rubles or 25%. It is also wrong and has […]

Russian Special Forces: Learning From Experience  EXPERT COMMENTARY  Russian Spetsnaz: Learning from Experience MARCH 15, 2017 | MICHAEL KOFMAN SUBSCRIBE NOW MICHAEL KOFMAN RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CNA CORPORATION As part of military reforms begun in 2008, Russia has overhauled its special purpose forces, or Spetsnaz to expand its capabilities and professionalization. It also created a new Special Operations Command known as the KSSO. […]