04 April 2017

CEPA launches new StratCom Program

This month marks the official transition of CEPA’s pilot “Information Warfare Initiative” into a full-spectrum program dedicated to Strategic Communications. Info war is evolving. CEPA is intensifying its coverage.

Known as CEPA StratCom, this expanded effort will provide cutting-edge analysis of events and trends at the intersection of propaganda and conflict. Under the continued leadership of CEPA co-Chairs Edward Lucas and Donald N. Jensen, CEPA StratCom will still monitor, expose and rebut Russian disinformation operations in Central Europe—only now it will offer a greater tempo and range of analysis for decision-makers, experts and the general public. The StratCom Program will also feature expanded coverage of Belarus and Romania—emerging areas of conflict on the digital frontline. As part of this transition, CEPA is simultaneously launching a new Russian language version of its existing Info War portal. Now Central European speakers of English, Russian and multiple local languages can track Kremlin information operations in their countries.

New in Info War
A roundup of new trends and analysis in the StratCom space

CEPA's Peter B. Doran testifies on Russian disinformation aims before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

PBD news

CEPA Executive Vice President Peter B. Doran testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Undermining Democratic Institutions and Splintering NATO: Russian Disinformation Aims.

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Do’s, Don’ts & Dangers in the Information Age

hill news

CEPA hosted an expert discussion on “Do’s, Don’ts & Dangers in the Information Age” on the Hill with the Jānis Sārts and Rolf Fredheim of NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence.

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Edward Lucas testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs 

EL hill news

CEPA’s Edward Lucas testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on U.S. policy toward the Baltic states. Lucas argues that the physical and digital security of the Baltic states is integrally linked to the security of the United States.

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Street protests a setback for the Kremlin’s media strategy

EN news NEW

CEPA StratCom co-chair Donald N. Jensen examines the causes and possible implications of anti-corruption protests that filled streets across Russia on 26 March.

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Kremlin mind games and how the West can change the rules

ES news

Urve Eslas explains how the West should respond to Moscow’s attempts to blur the boundaries between truth and falsehood.

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A curious fake: Lithuania encounters an echo from the “Lisa case”

LT news

Dalia Bankauskaitė unravels the curious case of an information provocation in Lithuania. Occurring on the same day that it ratified a Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States, this info forgery has echoes of the infamous “Lisa case” in Germany.

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The narrative laundromat in Romania

Romania news

Corina Rebegea maps the flow of Russian propaganda from official Russian media outlets into a swarm of fakes on Romanian social media and fringe websites.

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The fog of fakes: Pro-Kremlin media present an alternative reality in Latvia

LV news

In a case study of how Russia exports disinformation tactics abroad, Mārtiņš Kaprāns examines the evolving narrative in Latvia’s pro-Kremlin media that NATO cooperation will provoke a Russian response in the Baltic state.

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Poland’s pro-Kremlin media use the failed Montenegrin coup to attack NATO expansion

Poland news

Wojciech Jakóbik details how Pro-Kremlin media outlets in Poland have given a Russian spin to their coverage of the October 2016 coup attempt in Montenegro in order to strengthen the anti-NATO narrative.

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