America’s Road to Reputational Ruin
The decline in U.S. soft power didn’t start with Trump, but he accelerated it this week with his racist tweets.
Jihadis Go to Jail, White Supremacists Go Free
Western governments are guilty of a double standard when it comes to policing digital hate culture. If they want to prevent the next attack, they need to recognize the threat of online white supremacists and act to stop them.
Battling the Bots
Analysts are increasingly using artificial intelligence to track Russian disinformation campaigns.
The Future of War Will Be ‘Liked’
In the social media age, what you share is deciding what happens on the battlefield.
For Whom the Cell Trolls
A new book argues that modern wars will be won with phones and laptops rather than tanks.
Why is This Man Still on Twitter?
Banned by law from other US social media, Ramzan Kadyrov is still tweeting
How a Russian Outlet Sought to Reach American Voters on Twitter
RT tried to take over politically charged accounts.
Twitter Suspended Far Fewer Terrorist Accounts in First Half of 2017
The number is declining because policing efforts are improving, company says.
Why Pakistan Hates Malala
The West reveres Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Pakistanis resent and envy her.
Early Morning Trump Tweets Target Sessions
President Trump turns his tweets on Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Blocked by @realDonaldTrump? New Legal Challenge Could Help
Lawyers argue that it violates freedom of speech.
Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ
A Friday morning tweetstorm has Washington scratching its head.
North Korea Is About to Test a Missile That Can Reach Trump Tower
Is the U.S. president ready to put some muscle behind his tough talk?
Twitter lists: Some British specialists in covert action and intelligence
By Luca Trenta, Best Defense guest twitterist
Franke: Here’s a list of 20 foreign national security women to follow on Twitter
This is a list of 20 recommended non-American (European and Canadian, really) women on Twitter who write about, think about, or work in international security or foreign policy.
If Trump Would Only Stop Tweeting, He Might Actually Be a Good President
The White House’s foreign policy is normal. The commander-in-chief isn’t.
Profile in Courage: Iceland’s President Denounces Pineapple As a Pizza Topping
Finally, a world leader brave enough to take a stand.