Another informative publication the contents of which are important anytime but especially now! By Paul Cobaugh
In the wake of foreign interference in the 2016 election, America’s 2020 election is still under assault by foreign enemies. This book, a first of its kind walks readers through Russian Narrative Warfare, why it worked and why we must mobilize true patriots in order to protect our birthright of free and fair 2020 elections. Influence operations are one of the single most effective weapons against the US and one in which we are grossly unprepared.
Ajit Maan, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the Center on Future of War, was in Tempe this July to film a lecture for her first semester teaching online at Arizona State University. Maan is an internationally-recognized security and defense analysist and narrative strategist. In 1999, she published her breakthrough theory of Internarrative Identity. Then in 2014 Maan published, Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies, which focuses on deconstructing dominant and coercive narratives and demonstrates how certain narrative structures lend themselves to manipulation and how the weaknesses of those structures can be exploited. Most recently, in 2017, she coined the term “Narrative Warfare” to refine what has been referred to as information wars and psychological warfare
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