Integrity Initiative links from from around 40 countries and some Atlantic Council links – Part 1 of 4

This is part 1 of 4 of Integrity Initiative links from around 40 countries and some Atlantic Council links. The list is compiled by Activists for peace on January 5, 2019. You can find reading tips and an overview of all the parts in this blogpost.

Content in part 1 of 4

  • Basic information 
  • Integrity Initiative: official site, statements and leaked material
  • Atlantic Council: Kremlin’s Trojan Horses publications
  • Sources connecting Integrity Initiative and Atlantic Council


Basic information

A good start is UK Column’s “What is the Integrity Initiative? A short briefing paper“, December 2018.
https://www.ukcolumn.org/integrity-initiative

Hayward, Tim: “Integrity: Grasping The Initiative”, December 15, 2018.
A summary of the situation including an updated list of links can be found here:
https://timhayward.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/integrity-grasping-the-initiative

The Institute for Statecraft – Homepage
https://www.statecraft.org.uk

Atlantic Council – Homepage
http://atlanticcouncils.com

Integrity Initiative: official sites and leaked material

Integrity Initiative – Homepage
https://www.integrityinitiative.net

UK parliamentary debate on Integrity Initiative, December 12, 2018
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2018-12-12a.285.0

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Chris Donnelly, (23 December 2018), Institute for Statecraft director, Chris Donelly on Disinformation and the leak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn5qyyDInTk

Integrity Initiative, (26 November 2018), Statement on Russian media publication of hacked II documents
https://www.integrityinitiative.net/articles/statement-russian-media-publication-hacked-ii-documents

Briefing note on the Integrity Initiative, Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Jake Mason, Piers Robinson
http://syriapropagandamedia.org/working-papers/briefing-note-on-the-integrity-initiative

This page is for public comments and discussion relating to the Briefing Note on the Integrity Initiative,
https://timhayward.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/briefing-note-on-the-integrity-initiative-comments-and-discussion

Anonymous (5 November 2018) Documents of ‘Integrity Initiative’, Part 1
https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-british-informational-war-against-all

Anonymous (29 November 2018) Documents of ‘Integrity Initiative’, Part 2
https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-british-informational-war-against-all-part-2

Anonymous (14 December 2018) The documents of ‘Integrity Initiative’, Part 3
https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-british-informational-war-against-all-part-3

Anonymous (4 January 2019) Documents of the “Integrity Initiative” Part 4
https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-british-informational-war-against-all-part-4/

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Atlantic Council Kremlin’s Trojan Horses publications and projects

15 November 2016, Alina Ployakova and others, The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/kremlin-trojan-horses

14 November 2017, Alina Ployakova and others, The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy, and Spain
https://issuu.com/atlanticcouncil/docs/the_20kremlin_27s_20trojan_20horses

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0: Sweden Election Teaser
https://disinfoportal.org/teaser-kremlin-trojan-horses-3-0

3 December 2018, Alina Polyakova et al: The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0: Russian Influence in Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/the-kremlins-trojan-horses-3-0

Atlantic Council and Facebook
http://fortune.com/2018/05/17/facebook-atlantic-council-election-propaghanda

Sources connecting Integrity Initiative and Atlantic Council:

Hans Wåhlberg, (16th December 2018), NATOS:s trojanska hästar
https://hanslillagrona.blogspot.com/2018/12/natoss-trojanska-hastar.html

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Conversations with Slava, (20 December 2018), The Integrity Initiative in Context, Alan MacLeod of the Glasgow Media Group and FAIR talks about The Integrity Initiative and the wider context.
https://soundcloud.com/conversationswithslava/the-integrity-initiative-in-context

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Integrity Initiative links from around 40 countries and some Atlantic Council links – Part 4 of 4: Atlantic Council Kremlin’s Trojan Horses projects

This is part 4 of 4 of Integrity Initiative links from around 40 countries and some Atlantic Council links. The list is compiled by Activists for peace on January 5, 2019. You can find reading tips and an overview of all the parts in this blogpost.

Content – Part 4 of 4: Atlantic Council Kremlin’s Trojan Horses projects

  • Atlantic Council Kremlin’s Trojan Horses and other projects, selected comments.

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Alina Ployakova et al, (15 November 2016), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/kremlin-trojan-horses

Alina Polyakova et al, (16 November 2016), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Dr. Marlene Laruelle, Mr. Neil Barnett, and Dr. Alina Polyakova, who were joined by Dr. Andreas Umland, Dr. Mitchell Orenstein, Dr. Péter Krekó, and Mr. Josh Rogin, launched their report The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu’s Eurasia Center. Unlike in Central Eastern Europe, Moscow’s tactics in the West are purposely subtler and difficult to trace. This report documents how the Russian government cultivates relationships with ideologically friendly political parties, individuals, and civic groups to build an army of Trojan Horses across European polities. This network of political allies, named in the report, serves the Kremlin’s foreign policy agenda that seeks to infiltrate politics, influence policy, and inculcate an alternative, pro-Russian view of the international order.
http://www.atlanticcouncilpodcasts.org/?p=262

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Pietro Lanza, (18 November 2016), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses/ΟΙ ΔΟΥΡΕΙΟΙ ΙΠΠΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΡΕΜΛΙΝΟΥ/Троянські коні Кремля
https://fightingfortruthblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/the-kremlins-trojan-horses

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(21November 2016), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses
https://www.stopfake.org/en/the-kremlin-s-trojan-horses/

Mats Johansson (25 November 2016), SvD, I veckans medieflöde: Kremls trojanska hästar i EU
https://www.svd.se/i-veckans-medieflode-kremls-trojanska-hastar-i-eu

György Lázár, (16 December 2016), Orbán’s Hungary – The Kremlin’s Trojan Horse
http://hungarianfreepress.com/2016/12/11/orbans-hungary-the-kremlins-trojan-horse/

Priyanka Boghani, (23 December 2016), On Kremlin’s Trojan Horses, How Russia Looks To Gain Through Political Interference
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/how-russia-looks-to-gain-through-political-interference

Redazioni TPI, (11 January 2017), Come la Russia di Putin è in grado di influenzare la politica in Europa
https://www.tpi.it/2017/01/11/influenza-russia-putin-hacker-politica-europa

Ron Synovitz, (16 January 2017), Europe Bracing Against Risk Of Russian ‘Influence Operations’
https://www.rferl.org/a/europe-russian-influence-operations/28236212.html

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses in Slovakia: Focus on business
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olexia_Basarab/publication/314724137_THE_KREMLIN%27S_TROJAN_HORSES_IN_SLOVAKIA_FOCUS_ON_BUSINESS/links/58c508d145851538eb8761a3/THE-KREMLINS-TROJAN-HORSES-IN-SLOVAKIA-FOCUS-ON-BUSINESS.pdf

Ryssland – Läs om cyberhoten från Ryssland | itsäkerhet.com
https://www.xn--itskerhet-x2a.com/ryssland/

Jeff, (22 February 2017), No evidence for massive Russian involvement in EU referendum, say politicians who benefitted from it.
http://www.newscrasher.com/2017/02/22/no-evidence-for-massive-russian-involvement-in-eu-referendum-say-politicians-who-benefited-from-it

(After 30 March 2017), FSB – Active Measures – aktivniye meropriyatiya
https://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/world/russia/fsb-active-measures.htm

Rowena Mason, (16 February 2017), Arron Banks threatens to sue thinktank over ‘pro-Russian actor’ claim
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/16/arron-banks-threatens-to-sue-thinktank-over-pro-russian-actor-claim

Redaktion, (24 May 2017) Hinweise des Tages “In einem Interview mit der Deutschen Welle distanzierte sich Meister von der Überschrift und der Tabelle, die dann auf sein Bitten hin nachträglich entfernt wurde.“
https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=38425

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Alina Polyakova et al, (14 November 2017), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy, and Spain
https://issuu.com/atlanticcouncil/docs/the_20kremlin_27s_20trojan_20horses

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Alina Polyakova, (17 November 2017), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0
https://www.kyivpost.com/article/opinion/op-ed/alina-polyakova-kremlins-trojan-horses-2-0.html

Philip Chrysopoulos, (20 November 2017), Atlantic Council Report: Russia Uses Greece as a Trojan Horse
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/11/20/atlantic-council-report-russia-uses-greece-as-a-trojan-horse/

David Alandete, (20 November 2017), NATO intelligence reports show spike in disinformation about Catalonia – Podemos a Trojan Horse for the Kremlin?
https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/11/20/inenglish/1511166287_468181.html

Simon Lunn, (8 January 2018), What to watch in 2018: a view from ELN senior associate fellows
https://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/commentary/2018-watchlist

Alina Polyakov and Spencer P. Boyden, The future of political warfare: Russia, the west, and the coming age of global digital competition
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/fp_20180316_future_political_warfare.pdf

Jonathan Vanian, (17 May 2018), Facebook Partners With the Atlantic Council to Fight Election Propaganda
http://fortune.com/2018/05/17/facebook-atlantic-council-election-propaghanda/

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(10 September 2018), Henrik Sundbom skriver rapporten The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0: Sweden Election
https://frivarld.se/nyheter/henrik-sundbom-skriver-rapporten-the-kremlins-trojan-horses-3-0-sweden-election/

Stansfield Smith, (23 November 2018), Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/23/russiagate-mccarthyism-led-to-internet-censorship-of-the-anti-war-and-social-justice-movement/

Alberto Martinelli, /December 2018) When Populism meets Nationalism,
https://www.ispionline.it/sites/default/files/pubblicazioni/ispi_report_populism_meets_nationalism_-_martinelli_2018.pdf

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Alina Polyakova et al. (3 December 2018), The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0: Russian Influence in Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/the-kremlins-trojan-horses-3-0

Paul Robinson, (4 December 2018),  The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses
https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/the-kremlins-trojan-horses/#more-4488

John Chuckman, (7 December 2018), The Atlantic Council is often cited in these days of Russophobia as an authority – but it is only like all other American and American-inspired think tanks
http://chuckmanotherchoiceofwords.blogspot.com/2018/12/john-chuckman-comment-atlantic-council.html

Estelle Menard, (9 December 2018) Italie. Géopolitique du Mouvement cinq étoiles : entre normalité et radicalité
https://www.diploweb.com/Geopolitique-du-Mouvement-cinq-etoiles-entre-normalite-et-radicalite.html

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Anders Romelsjö, (9 December 2018), Mäktigaste Nato-siten Atlantic Council uppmärksammar mig och min blogg. Smickrande?, Global Politics
https://www.globalpolitics.se/maktigaste-nato-siten-atlantic-council-uppmarksammar-mig-och-min-blogg-smickrande

Kateryna Zarembo, Leonid Litra, Sergiy Solodkyy, Сніжана Дяченко, Тетяна Левонюк, (10 December 2018), Atrophy of Trophies. How Can Ukraine Take Advantage of the Vulnerabilities of Russian Policies in the EU?
http://neweurope.org.ua/en/analytics/atrofiya-trofeyiv-yak-ukrayina-mozhe-skorystatys-vrazlyvymy-storonamy-rosijskoyi-polityky-u-yes/

Torbjörn Sassersson, (9 December 2018), Atlantic Council ser Kremltroll i NewsVoice
https://newsvoice.se/2018/12/atlantic-council-newsvoice/

Pål Steigan, (10 December 2018), Atlantic Council advarer mot steigan.no
https://steigan.no/2018/12/atlantic-council-advarer-mot-steigan-no

Terje Alnes, (11 December 2018), TV2-journalist bak grove politiske anklager
https://steigan.no/2018/12/tv2-journalist-bak-grove-politiske-anklager

Przez Michal Krupa, (13 December 2018), Konie trojanskie kremla
https://kresy.pl/publicystyka/konie-trojanskie-kremla/

Moon of Alabama, /13 December 2018), British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders’ Campaign? (in comment by Bloomingdale)
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/12/british-spies-planted-a-mole-into-the-bernie-sanders-campaign.html

Hans Wåhlberg, (16th December 2018), NATOS:s trojanska hästar
https://hanslillagrona.blogspot.com/2018/12/natoss-trojanska-hastar.html

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Kari Angelique Jaquesson, (17 December 2018), Ikke le, da får Putin viljen sin! (reference to both II and AC)
https://steigan.no/2018/12/ikke-le-da-far-putin-viljen-sin/

Matt Orfalea, (17 December 2018), Who is the Atlantic Council? (5 Frightening Facts)
https://medium.com/@0rf/who-is-the-atlantic-council-c927911e8e91

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Aslak Storaker, (19 December 2018), Atlantic Councils liste over femtekolonister og Beredskapslovene av 1950
https://radikalportal.no/2018/12/19/atlantic-councils-liste-over-femtekolonister-og-beredskapslovene-av-1950/

Conversations with Slava, (20 December 2018), The Integrity Initiative in Context, Alan MacLeod of the Glasgow Media Group and FAIR talks about The Integrity Initiative and the wider context.
https://soundcloud.com/conversationswithslava/the-integrity-initiative-in-context

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Jo Røed Skårderud, (20 December 2018), «Kremls trojanske hester»
https://www.klassekampen.no/article/20181220/ARTICLE/181229996

Jo Røed Skårderud, (21 December 2018), Kåre Willoch avviser rapport-stempling av Frp, SV og Rødt som «pro-russiske»: Vil bli kvitt sanksjoner
https://www.klassekampen.no/article/20181221/ARTICLE/181229993

Carl Meurling, (21st December 2018), Sveriges Rysslandspolitik styrs utifrån | Skånska Dagbladet
https://www.skd.se/2018/12/21/sveriges-rysslandspolitik-styrs-utifran

Stian Nicolajsen and Kjetil Magne Sørenes, (22 December 2018), Avviser svakhet for Putin
https://www.klassekampen.no/article/20181222/ARTICLE/181229988

Pål Steigan, (22 December 2018), Penner til salgs. Norske påvirkningsagenter.
https://steigan.no/2018/12/penner-til-salgs-norske-pavirkningsagenter

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Pål Steigan, (28 December 2018), Total medietaushet om kjempeskandale
https://steigan.no/2018/12/total-medietaushet-om-kjempeskandale/

Pål Steigan, (31 December 2019), Årskavalkade 2018(2): Om å trekke medienes trollsplinter ut av øynene
https://steigan.no/2018/12/arskavalkade-20182-om-a-trekke-medienes-trollsplinter-ut-av-oynene/

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Mikhaela Alcasabas, (3 January 2019), Atlantic Council Partners with Facebook to Censor Social Media
https://www.projectcensored.org/atlantic-council-partners-with-facebook-to-censor-social-media/

Activists for peace, (5 January 2018), Make 2019 a year of peace!
https://activistsforpeace.wordpress.com/2019/01/05/make-2019-a-year-of-peace/

Activists for peace, (5 January 2018), Integrity Initiative and the connection to Sweden and Atlantic Council
https://activistsforpeace.wordpress.com/2019/01/05/integrity-initiative-and-the-connection-to-sweden-and-atlantic-council/

Activists for peace, (5 January 2018), Swedish responses to Integrity Initiative and Atlantic Council
https://activistsforpeace.wordpress.com/2019/01/05/swedish-responses-to-integrity-initiative-and-atlantic-council/

Vox (partido político)
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vox_(partido_pol%C3%ADtico)

Integrity Initiative and the connection to Sweden and Atlantic Council

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Activists for peace have noticed that the large debate concerning the semisecret Institute for Statecraft‘s Integrity Initiative’s state-funded anti-Russian disinformation project have caused attention in Sweden in a different manner compared to the reactions in other countries. One of the reasons is that commenting on Integrity Initiative coincided with a similar debate on a new Atlantic Council report called Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0 which contains a chapter about Sweden. A member of the Green party and blogger have pointed at the close connection in content as well as institutional and personal links between the author of the Swedish chapter in the Atlantic Council report and the alleged Nordic/Swedish cluster leader for Integrity Initiative.

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The Anonymous leak of documents, confirmed by Integrity Initiative as coming from their computers, has initiated a large debate in 24 countries so far. There is, without counting Russian sources, a lot more than 100 unique articles and other digital material commenting the leak. The debate has primarily been concerned with interpreting the leaked material and how the official Integrity Initiative twitter account has been used for tweets primarily accusing the Labour party for being a Kremlin tool.

The Swedish comments although few, differ profoundly from comments in other countries. One main reason is that the way Integrity Initiative prescribes how journalists and researchers are supposed to work together was already last year exposed in a scandal in Sweden. Then Martin Kragh, the head of Russian studies at Uppsala University – the largest academic institution of its kind in Sweden –  as well the head of the Russian and Eurasian program at Swedish Institute for International Affairs (UI), published an article in the Journal of Strategic studies together with Sebastian Ågren, also at UI with a MA in War Studies from King’s College London, UK.

The article ”Russia’s strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case” drew strong criticism in the peace and environmental movement and among academicians and journalists. In total, the article is down loaded 36 000 times and has been mentioned in 100 primarily Swedish articles and radio programs.

In our next article, you can read more about the Swedish comments published in both a Center Party newspaper and a left wing weekly on Integrity Initiative, by an anti-imperialist blogger on Atlantic Council and by a Green blogger connecting Integrity Initiative and Atlantic Council.