Reports of the Kremlin's recent development of weapons systems indicate what would be one of the most severe breaches of the INFT since its ratification in 1988.
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Both the United States and Russia appear to want a rapprochement, but Washington might not be willing to accept Vladimir Putin's terms.
No less than Trump’s diatribes about “the dishonest media,” the intelligence agencies' examination of RT in their report on Russian election interference serves to remind us that media criticism isn’t a job for the federal government.
Back in the 1980s the USG convened the Active Measures Working Group to counteract Soviet disinformation. Perhaps it is time to think about reestablishing it ...
Several points on the recently released cache of memos alleging communication between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and the possession by the Russian government of highly compromising material against Trump.
The United States' seemingly insufficient reaction may have been informed by international law; the United States might have responded to the DNC hack as it did because international law did not permit it to do more. Limited state recourse to escalatory self-help measures is a feature of the modern international legal order—but, as the DNC hack, Sony hack, and growing number of similar cyber-enabled interferences demonstrate, in cyberspace this feature may have become a bug.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has published a declassified version of the intelligence community's report on "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections," written by CIA, FBI, and NSA. President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have now been briefed on the classified version of the report.
The report is available here and is also included below.
Yesterday's Senate Armed Services hearing on Russian hacking augurs quite badly for Trump if he is really hell-bent on a major confrontation with the intelligence community over its Russia conclusions.
A variety of recent reports have noted complaints that the sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the November election are insufficient. For example,
As expected, the Obama Administration today announced some of its response to Russian interference in the U.S. election.