Tag: Russia

Chatter #256 – Oliver Bullough – Butler to the World: How Britain Enables The Rich And Powerful

Oliver Bullough studied modern history at Oxford University and moved to Russia after graduating in 1999. He lived in St Petersburg, Bishkek and Moscow over the next seven years, travelling widely as a reporter for Reuters news agency. His last book, Moneyland was a great, if not a touch depressing, read – a…

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Chatter #79 – Brian Frydenborg on Ukrainegate and the Trump/Russia Connections

Brian Frydenborg, the journalist and author, was my guest on today’s show. He is the author of several books on the Trump/Russia connections, including his most recent book on Ukrainegate, the scandal being pushed by the Trump campaign as an attempt to discredit Joe Biden. Our conversation was a fantastic in-depth look at…

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King Trump Has Finally Emerged

For the best part of 2-3 years, Trump has been accused of being authoritarian, of mimicking a banana republic dictator, and idolising the prominent “strong men” in world politics. He makes no secret of his respect for leaders like Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. He frequently discredits and…

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The ‘Witch Hunt’ In Numbers

Donald Trump consistently says that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia and that the Mueller investigation should not have been opened.  So we took a close look at what Trump calls a ‘witch hunt’. Below, we’ve created an infographic of the Trump-Russia ‘witch hunt’ by the numbers.  See below for the sourcing….

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Chatter Episode 33 – Bret Schafer on The Weaponisation Of Information and Social Media

Bret Schafer from the Alliance for Securing Democracy was our guest on today’s show. They are currently trying to understand how to combat any future attempts by foreign or domestic bad actors to hijack or disrupt democratic elections or influence political conversations online. They aren’t interested in contesting what has gone on during…

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Trump, Clinton, Russia: Why Can’t It Be Both

The Trump-Russia collusion narrative has dominated mainstream press in the US and across the rest of the world, for obvious reasons. Is there anything more compelling (or horrifying) than the thought that Russia successfully used a number of cyber warfare strategies such as hacking email accounts and coordinated bots on social media to…

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