Category Russia

Examining Russian Disinformation

Examining Russian Disinformation NPR · by Author Interviews · November 19, 2017 Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it’s become more effective in the age of social media. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: When we look at Russian interference in the affairs of other countries, including ours, we should […]

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit http://www.fortunascorner.com      Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder of the EURASIA Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, spoke to a luncheon in Boston, Mass., on November 14, […]

Russia Gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs To Philippines For Free

Russia gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs to Philippines for free Russia » Economics http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/economics/25-10-2017/139026-russia_philippines-0/ Russia has delivered a large batch of weapons and military equipment to Philippines, the Manila Bulletin wrote. In particular, Manila received 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, the same amount of helmets, a million cartridges and 20 army trucks. 9 comments 3 share The publication calls the above-mentioned supplies a […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

Kaspersky Lab And The Intelligence Community’s ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

Kaspersky Lab Internal Investigation Reports:  NSA Worker’s Home Computer Was Already Infested With Malware; 121 Pieces Of Malware Discovered, Including a Backdoor Trojan; Reveals How NSA Hacking Tools Were Stolen   http://www.fortunascorner.com Appendix_Mokes-SmokeBot_analysis        Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an article (November 16, 2017) on the cyber security/technology website, DarkReading.com, about a newly released report/investigation [see […]

Pentagon Data Leak: Massive Trove Of Global Social Media Data Left Accidentally Online

Pentagon data leak: Massive trove of global social media data left accidentally exposed online By India Ashok, www.ibtimes.co.uk View Original November 18th, 2017 The breach raises concerns about the Pentagon’s ability to ensure that its data remains secure iStockPhoto by: iStock The Pentagon accidentally exposed classified US Department of Defense (DoD) databases containing information that the US gathered on […]

Will Kim Jong Un Be Assassinated? A Bookmaker Is Taking Bets On How The North Korean Leader Will Be Removed From Power

David Maxwell Writes:  Read this to gauge the chances:  http://www.icks.org/data/ijks/1482467975_add_file_7.pdf Will Kim Jong Un Be Assassinated? A Bookmaker Is Taking Bets on How the North Korean Leader Will be Removed From Power By Tom Porter, www.newsweek.com View Original An Irish bookmaker is offering odds on how North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be removed from office. At 1-10, the favorite […]

Intelligence Community ‘Cyber Malpractice:’ U.S. Flagged Russian Cyber Security Firm Kapersky Lab As A Potential Threat As Early As 2004; But, Issued No Guidance/Warnings

   As one of my readers noted: “The Kaspersky case is a poster child for USG cyber malpractice. The IC knew that Kaspersky Lab was an instrument of the Russian intelligence apparatus nearly a dozen years ago but would not advise USG agencues as well as private sector firms of the risk. How many other […]

China Expands Its Influence At Djibouti’s Ports

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/china-expands-its-influence-at-djiboutis-ports China Expands its Influence at Djibouti’s Ports File image By MarEx 2017-11-16 19:41:00 On Monday, Chinese energy consortium POLY-GCL Petroleum Group signed an MoU to invest$4 billion in a natural gas pipeline, an LNG plant and a loading terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti.The preliminary agreement will be finalized within six months and the groundbreaking should be sometime next year, energy minister […]