Weaponized Information: Disinformation and Narrative Warfare

Dr Ajit Mann and Mr Paul Cobaugh explain Narrative Warfare and discuss some of the security issues associated with this often misunderstood form of warfare.

Russian and Soviet Information Operations against the west

KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov reveals Russian Subversion Tactics – Full Interview (2016)

 

KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News | NYT Opinion

 

How Disinformation Is Taking Over the World | NYT Opinion

Although this video concentrates on the USA narrative warfare continues to be misunderstood by many western nations including the UK along with its power as a socio-political and economic weapon which also supports kinetic warfare.

Social Media Disinformation (February 2020)

Facebook suspends disinformation accounts in Russia, Iran and Myanmar (February 2020)

Facebook announced it had removed dozens of fake accounts linked to a coordinated effort to manipulate people on social media. The company said it had uncovered disinformation campaigns in Russia, Iran and Myanmar. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with details.

Russia and Information Warfare: Aims, Tools and Implications for the West

Video produced in 2017 but still relevant for today’s information landscape.

An interview with Keir Giles, Director, Conflict Studies Research Centre; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House.

  • How can the West counter Russia’s cyber and psychological operations? 
  • Can we talk about a “militarization” of information in Russia?

Russian and Chinese Information Warfare: John Lenczowski

February 26th, 2019 – Art History Auditorium, University of Dallas

This talk on Russian and Chinese Information Warfare against the United States

draws from John Lenczowski’s expertise on Soviet affairs and the non-military arts of statecraft to discuss the modern-day challenges presented to us by the world’s other superpowers.

In this talk, he addresses Russian interference in our political system and the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda, covert influence operations, and influence over American academia, think tanks, businesses, elections, Congressional representatives, and even Hollywood.

John Lenczowski is founder and president of The Institute of World Politics. From 1981 to 1983, Dr. Lenczowski served in the State Department in the Bureau of European Affairs and as Special Advisor and from 1983 to 1987, he was Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council. In that capacity. He has been associated with several academic and research institutions in the Washington area, including Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and the American Enterprise

Institute. Dr. Lenczowski attended the Thacher School, earned his B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced

International Studies.