Neal Rauhauser: Russian Information Operations The Menace of Unreality – How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money

06 Russia, Advanced Cyber/IO, IO Deeds of War
Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlim Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money covers the Kremlin’s methods and motives as they spread the influence modern Russia, rightly called a mafia state. The concept of “Operations Psychological”, as defined by Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, plays a prominent role in these efforts. The impatient will want to skip to the Recommendations section on page 40; the simple, clear prescriptions may motivate paging back to understand more of the thinking behind them. Arab Spring has come and gone, ISIS is what it is, and the true challenge for the west in the 21st century is this next evolution of a network threat, an area in which the Russians vastly outperform the U.S.