Cyber-Gaslighting: An Intimate Weapon in Modern Cyber Warfare by Justin Springer

Justin SpringerCounterintelligence, Cyber Strategy

Cyber-Gaslighting: An Intimate Weapon in Modern Cyber Warfare”… Gaslighting refers to the psychological manipulation of an individual that leads the victim to question their perception of reality often leading to confusion and uncertainty regarding their own mental stability.”On January 14th, 2012, the same day that Ma Ying-Jeou won re-election as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), multiple computers in …

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Book Review: Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence by Amy B. Zegart

Elizabeth QuistAmericas, Counterintelligence, Intelligence

Book Review: Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence by Amy B. ZegartJuly 15, 2022 | | | Written by Elizabeth Quist Book Review: Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence by Amy B. Zegart   The practice and art of spying have roots in the Western human experience since biblical times …

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Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine

Bryan RivasCyber Strategy, Europe & Eurasia, Intelligence, Strategic Influence, Uncategorized

Russia’s Hybrid War in UkraineJuly 15, 2022 | | | Written by Bryan Rivas Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine EDITOR’s NOTE: Although this paper was authored before the Russian military incursion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, its content and analysis remain relevant and significant.   The war in Eastern Ukraine has lasted for 7 years now with no end …

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Tiktok, Tinder, Zoomer, Spy: Motivations for Espionage in Late Millenials and Gen Z

Dan (pseudonym)Americas, Cyber Strategy, Intelligence

Tiktok, Tinder, Zoomer, Spy: Motivations for Espionage in Late Millenials and Gen ZJuly 15, 2022 | | | Written by Dan (pseudonym) Tiktok, Tinder, Zoomer, Spy: Motivations for Espionage in Late Millenials and Gen Z   Among individuals who are considered prime targets for espionage, you can find people from nearly every lifestyle, creed, and ethnicity. Certain factors, such as …

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“In For a Penny, In For a Pound” Implications of Post-Cold War Changes in U.S. Citizens’ Motivations for Espionage

William Leigh (pseudonym)Americas, Counterintelligence, Defense & Security, Intelligence

“In For a Penny, In For a Pound” Implications of Post-Cold War Changes in U.S. Citizens’ Motivations for EspionageJuly 15, 2022 | | | Written by William Leigh (pseudonym) “In For a Penny, In For a Pound” Implications of Post-Cold War Changes in U.S. Citizens’ Motivations for Espionage Introduction Espionage is ostensibly the second oldest profession in existence, and joined …

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SOCIALIST REALISM – ‘Art’ as ‘Lie’

Sebastian SmeureanuStrategic Influence

SOCIALIST REALISM – ‘Art’ as ‘Lie’July 8, 2022 | | | Written by Sebastian Smeureanu SOCIALIST REALISM – ‘Art’ as ‘Lie’ B. S. Realism (Before Socialist Realism) After the Russian Civil War, artists in all fields were very active and varied in their approach to craft as well as in their level of affinity to Lenin and his Bolsheviks. In …

Using the Enemy – Converting Detained Terrorists into Spies (Part One: The Double-Cross System)

Logan WestCounterintelligence, Intelligence

Using the Enemy – Converting Detained Terrorists into Spies (Part One: The Double-Cross System)July 8, 2022 | | | Written by Logan West “Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends. Learn How to Use Enemies.”–Robert Greene, Second Law of the 48 Laws of Power American intelligence services in the War on Terrorism have a key potential tool to make use …

China as Mediator in US-North Korea Relations: Friend or Foe?

Megan HendersonAsia, Diplomacy, Strategic Influence

China as Mediator in US-North Korea Relations: Friend or Foe?March 15, 2022 | | | Written by Megan Henderson The North Korean threat against the United States has persisted and intensified over the last 50 years as the DPRK has advanced and weaponized its nuclear capabilities. Despite the efforts of several administrations, the United States has been unsuccessful in deterring …

Notes & Thoughts on W. Chambers’ Witness

Sebastian SmeureanuCounterintelligence, Intelligence

Notes & Thoughts on W. Chambers’ WitnessMarch 15, 2022 | | | Written by Sebastian Smeureanu It seems Whittaker Chambers grew up surrounded by culture. And that music had an unusually strong emotional effect on him. He implies in Witness that, unlike Lenin, who gave up listening to music because of the “emotional havoc it played with him,”[1] he never …

Foreign Threats to the US Federal Elections

Counterintelligence, Podcast

Foreign Threats to the US Federal ElectionsApril 26, 2021 | | Written by The Institute of World Politics · Foreign Threats to the US Federal ElectionsAbout the lecture: About the lecture: Ethan S. Burger will share his views of the most surprising feature of the long-awaited unclassified version of the National Intelligence Council’s Intelligence Community Assessment “Foreign Threats to the …