News

16th November 2017
New study by NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence concludes that Russian-language bots create roughly 70% of all Russian messages about NATO in the Baltic States and Poland. Overall, 60% of active Russian-language accounts seem to be automated. In comparison, 39% of accounts twe eting in English are bots, and they created 52% of all English-language messages in the period that we analysed. Robotrolling is a quarterly product that focuses on automation on Social Media. This issue and analyses how automation on Twitter interferes with the conversation about the NATO presence in the Baltics and Poland. The latest issue considers...
4th October 2017
The official inauguration of Hybrid CoE took place in October 3, attended by high-level representatives of the EU, NATO and the host country. EU–NATO cooperation is a key challenge for countering hybrid threats – and a major opportunity for the Centre’s activities. On 11 April, the EU and NATO welcomed the establishment of the European Centre of Excellence for countering hybrid threats, which will contribute to the strengthened cooperation between the EU and NATO. While not signatories themselves, NATO and the EU will participate actively in the Centre’s activities and are invited to support the Steering Board with their expertise...
17th July 2017
A selection of books that have been authored or co-authored by speakers of the "Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017". Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach by Dr Stephen J.A. Ward From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet by John Naughton A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet by John Naughton Commodity Prices 101 by Mr Jason Schenker Global Journalism Ethics by Dr Stephen J.A. Ward Jobs for Robots: Between Robocalypse and Robotopia by Mr Jason Schenker A Brief History of the Future: From Radio Days to Internet Years in a Lifetime by John...
27th June 2017
Mr. Janis Sarts, Director of the Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, has been invited to make an appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 28, 2017 to serve as witness in an open hearing on Russian Intervention in European Elections. Mr. Sarts has been invited along with other notable speakers such as Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Vesko Garcevic, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Frederick Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller, and Bosch Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
26th June 2017
The discussion forum is scheduled to take place on the 26th of June, at Stanford University. This event is organized by the NDI and CDDRL at Stanford University and will center around the discussion topic of Digital Disinformation. Joined by Scott Hubli from National Democratic Institute and Claire Wardle from First Draft News, director Janis Sarts will be speaking at a panel focused on the framing of the issue of digital disinformation and the global state of play.
17th June 2017
Senator Gary Peters was elected in 2014, as Senator to represent the State of Michigan in the U.S. Senate. His focuses include uniting communities by fighting for the common needs of his people such as proving an equal opportunity for everyone to succeed. His achievements range from having the most bills signed into law than any other member of his party upon being elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1994, to his more current leading efforts in Congress to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the overall deficit. However, it was his concern for the threats of terrorism and information...
8th June 2017
The NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence needs a data analyst to be employed on a short-term contract for a research project to be completed by September 2017. We are conducting research which uses publicly available geopolitical event data collected through the ICEWS programme. Further information on the ICEWS programme and data set can be found at the Harvard Dataverse https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/icews We have a requirement to identify and subset data for further analysis. The dataset includes ‘events’ that describe how individuals and organisations interact with each other in time and space. The data is currently stored in Excel files containing approximately...
29th May 2017
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence is looking for young, talented people, ready to support the COE with their energy, experience and skills! Join our team of volunteers and become a part of the biggest conference on defence and strategic communications in the region, “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017: Perception Matters”.
24th May 2017
A Seminar with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence. In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While NATO is deploying to Europe’s frontline, the Kremlin is field-testing new subversive techniques against Allied forces. What are the new lessons for force protection in the information space? What are the emerging do’s, don’ts and dangers of the information age? Join us for a half day seminar with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence...