It looks like for most Russian-speaking people of Ukraine “life without dangers” is the first idea associated with security.
For both the Czech Republic and the EU, Ukrainian experience is important because the methods that were and are being used by Russia against Ukraine are similar to those used by Russia in other countries.
In honor of the Day of the Defender of Ukraine and National Cybersecurity Month in the U.S., I am putting pen to paper some thoughts that may help citizens of both countries defend themselves, ourselves. Here are some top level considerations for self-defense in a now borderless news and information world.
For much of the 20th century, and especially after the end of World War II and the emergence of the Cold War, an ideological clash existed between Russia and the West. In fact, the Cold War itself was the culmination of and a sustainable period for this clash of ideologies.
They say the best way to compete with the Russian model is by having a better message.
What is the historical context of the current happenings? What are the reasons behind these events that caught so many by surprise and often are seemingly irrational?
The question they need to decide is “quo vadis” — where are you going? Are you going to support Ukraine in a consequential and effectual manner in defending itself against Russia?
We had always attributed cyberattacks to Maidan website to Russians. Current findings confirm our previous conclusions.
European leaders must quickly get their act together and act, trying to prevent the worst and to hope for an outcome that is more or less acceptable.
Freedom of speech and global information war.
What are the markers of the victory in large-scale information war?
Individual and collective emotional defense against the large-scale psychological operations.
Every time the west decides not to push back against Russian aggression and provocation, Russia learns the lesson that aggression and brinkmanship do pay off.
Maidan Monitoring Information Center (MMIC) has published in English recommendations for reform of Ukraine’s international information and communication security; a community-based approach for national roll-out.
If you vote for Trump, you may as well be voting for Vladimir Putin and for the demise of a free and independent Ukraine.
Those people will be able to negotiate peace with neighbours. In occupied territories, in Russia. Using the values and interests, not the conflicts and differences, as negotiation starting points. Like in the history pictured in the “Bridge of spies” movie. “We have to have the conversations our governments can’t”.
It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.