The Bear’s Necessities: Russia’s Control, Exploitation, and Manipulation of Information

A screenshot of what appeared to be Russian ransomware affecting systems worldwide in June 2017. The Ukrainian government posted the shot to its official Facebook page. Via The New York Times By: Shawn Stefanick, Columnist On April 16, 2018, the U.S. and U.K. publicly blamed Moscow for a series of cyber intrusions into the backbone … Continue reading The Bear’s Necessities: Russia’s Control, Exploitation, and Manipulation of Information

The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Why the West Should Pay Attention to Moldova

By: Shawn Stefanick, Columnist Photo by: Getty Images On February 17, 2018, at the annual Munich Security Conference, Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip renewed his calls for Moscow to withdraw Russian troops from the Trans-Dniester Republic (commonly referred to as Transnistria), a Russian-backed separatist enclave in eastern Moldova.[i] Judging by the lack of discourse in … Continue reading The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Why the West Should Pay Attention to Moldova