How Many Russians Are Fighting for ISIS? A Brief History of The Kremlin’s Arbitrary Numbers

December 20, 2016

Reports of precise numbers and accounts of tracking Islamist fighters as they leave Russia and return open up the question of how much the FSB controls these fighters, not only to gather intelligence but to perform missions.

Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age

October 4, 2016

‘The Dirty Deeds of the Pentagon in Syria’: An Example of Russian Propaganda

September 28, 2016

An article appeared in the Russian Federal News Service (FAN) titled “The Dirty Deeds of the Pentagon in Syria: How the USA’s Friendship with IS Turned into an Explosion in New York” claiming the New Jersey and New York bombings earlier this month were “payback” for the US mistaken bombing of the Syrian military. An examination of the times of both events prove they are unrelated.

Terror, Provocations, or Military Exercises? Regional Media on Border Clashes, Prospects for War

August 11, 2016

The Russian and Ukrainian media are avidly investigating the claims made by Russia’s Federal Security Service regarding two alleged Crimean border clashes. The opinion is that war will escalate due to the Kremlin’s vow to respond to the clashes and other factors.