12th November 2020
This paper analyses the scope and nature of the impact of security challenges in this region upon strategic communications, mainly for NATO and its member states. The study is based on the analysis of global and regional open sources regarding four key issues: terrorism, migration, illicit trafficking, and great power competition. The conclusions provide succinct recommendations on how to conduct an informed and successful STRATCOM campaign in the region.
12th November 2020
This project was initiated is an ongoing effort to monitor and analyse Russia’s (dis-)information influence in the Nordic-Baltic region, which includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden (the NB8). The first volume was published in January 2018. Since then, we have continued tracking trends in the information space of the NB8. On the basis of our regular biannual fact findings several trends have emerged.
14th October 2020
We have published a new report "Clarifying Digital Terms", created by the NATO StratCom COE Terminology Working Group. The purpose of this glossary is to encourage the use of precise and simple language that bridges the terminological divide between policymakers, soldiers, tech companies, academics, and programmers. It is at the intersection of their respective fields, that digitalisation’s potential for positive change as well as ensuing challenges can be recognised and addressed. Sharing a common vocabulary is the first step.
31st August 2020
Robotrolling is a quarterly report by the NATO StratCom COE about automation in social media that has been published since 2017. New quarterly Robotrolling report looks at the deleted account dataset published by Twitter in June 2020. First, we compare our list of previously identified bot accounts with those published by Twitter. Second, we evaluate Twitter’s capacity for combatting inauthentic activity on its platform, concluding that rates of identification, suspension, and deletion of accounts are unnecessarily slow.
7th August 2020
We have created a playlist with all of the presentations from "Digital Communication Strategies" that took place in Riga, 30 October 2019. Enjoy watching!
7th July 2020
This event addressed how Russia uses military exercises as means to achieve information dominance and maintain its geopolitical, military and political objectives. We analysed key messages Russia is trying to convey to different audiences and what the impact of these messages is on European security and the European information environment.