Ryan Atkinson, Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada, recently sat down with Brigadier-General Jay Janzen to discuss the global threat of disinformation. The evermore pertinent problem of disinformation necessitates global action to prevent the further manipulation of information to polarize political discourse as has been witnessed in recent years. The Canadian Federal Election this October 2019 requires civil society and the public and private sectors to be prepared to face and prevent the influence of disinformation on the democratic electoral process.
Author: Ryan Atkinson
Spying for Gadhafi: The Foreign Export of Surveillance Capabilities to Libya
In this article, Analyst and Editor Ryan Atkinson outlines the pervasive surveillance technologies used by the Gadhafi regime to spy on Libya’s population. Previously secret archives discovered after the fall of Tripoli in 2011 reveal the extent of the export of such technologies to the regime by foreign corporations.
Truth Makes You Free: A Special Report on Countering the Threat of Disinformation
In this special report, Ryan Atkinson outlines the problem disinformation poses to NATO, including an overview of the major steps member states are taking to counter the evolving threat.
Sorting Fact From Fiction: Trolls, Bots, and the Erosion of Informed Debate
Ryan Atkinson discusses the dangerous implications of future political influence operations, arguing that research must work to understand how current operations will incorporate advancing technologies.
New Platforms for Old Tricks: Electoral Interference in Digital Democracies
In this article, Ryan Atkinson discusses the danger of electoral interference exemplified by Presidential Elections in Ukraine and the United States.
Canada’s 2017 Federal Budget: More of The Same for Veterans ?
What should veterans expect from the 2017 Federal Budget?
North Korea and the US Edging Closer to War ?
Amid recent U.S. and North Korean military posturings on the Korean Peninsula, Ryan Atkinson argues that Washington and Pyongyang won’t make any radical move warranting an escalation.
Canada’s 2017 Defense Budget: a Feeling of Déjà-Vu ?
Ryan Atkinson discusses the 2017 defense budget’s implications for the CF.
An Assessment of Looming Humanitarian Crises and Canada’s Response
Ryan Atkinson discusses Canada’s efforts to address looming humanitarian crises around the world.
Prospects for the Canadian Forces in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the Sahel
Ryan Atkinson discusses the prospects of a possible Canadian peace operation in the Sahel.