Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

From the Internet to Ashes: Disinformation and the Tigray War

What does war in the Tigray region show about the future of disinformation in ethnic and regional conflicts? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the role of gas-lighting and other information warfare techniques in the Horn of Africa’s most recent outbreak of hostilities.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy? The Marine Corps’ New Information Warfare Strategy

How does the US Marine Corps (USMC) intend to conduct information warfare over the coming decade? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the USMC’s Force Design 2030 initiative and its focus on countering disinformation and operating in the Indo-Pacific region.

Jordan McEwen Society, Culture, and Security

Putin’s War Has United Europe

In this article, Jordan McEwen discusses the European Union’s improved cooperation and how this may have been triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Contrary to those who maintain that Europe’s unity over Ukraine is fading, she argues that member states shared concern for their security may be allowing for better cooperation than ever before. 

Katherine Todd NATO and Canada The Arctic

Did you know… about the Arctic? – Infographic

How much do you know about the Arctic? In this infographic Kate Todd shares what countriesare Arctic states, where the Arctic is, who lives in the Arctic, which industries are active there, ifthere are institutions focused on Arctic issues, and what the threats are to the Arctic. Download here to view full infographic: Did you Read More…

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

“A Splendid Little War” Great Power Competition, Disinformation, and the Spanish-American War

What is the relationship between disinformation and great power competition? In this essay, Jack Burnham discusses the legacy of the Spanish-American War and the “yellow press” through the lens of great power politics, and its lessons for contemporary policymakers.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Deception, Deceit, and the Dictator’s Dilemma: Russia, Iraq, and Authoritarian Propaganda

Why is the propaganda of authoritarian regimes often so blatantly false? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses Russia’s disinformation campaign surrounding the emerging global food crisis across the Middle East and Africa, Saddam Hussein’s influence operations, and the politics of dictatorship.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Fighting Familiar Wars on Foreign Shores: Disinformation, the American Right, and Uganda

How can disinformation be used to stifle human rights? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the connection between Uganda’s anti-homosexuality laws and the intervention of members of the American evangelical community.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

House of Cards: The Suspension of the US’ Disinformation Governance Board

Why did the US Disinformation Governance Board fail? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the ill-fated US Department of Homeland Security initiative, and the implications for addressing disinformation within democracies.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Repetition or Rhyming? HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and Disinformation

Nearly forty years on and faced with another public health threat, what is the legacy of HIV/AIDS-related disinformation? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the parallels between the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 health crises and the proliferation of health-related disinformation during a time of great power competition.

Jordan McEwen and Diana Fodor Society, Culture, and Security Women in Security

NATO Needs to Act When Member States Curb LGBTQ+ Rights   

Hungary frequently discriminates against minority groups, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, violating standards of human rights. In this article, Jordan McEwen and Diana Fodor discuss why NATO should intervene to address Hungary’s rollbacks of LGBTQ+ rights.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Selling Stories by the Side of the Rio Grande: Immigration, Disinformation, and US Border Policy

How effective has the US been in countering falsehoods aimed at migrants from South America? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses how disinformation contributes to immigration northwards, and the Biden administration’s response.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

No Child Left Behind? Education, Disinformation, and Media Literacy Classes

Do media literacy classes offer an effective policy solution to disinformation? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the rise of media literacy classes in the US and Canada and their impact on countering the effects of deliberate falsehoods on young people.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Honesty Truly Is the Best Policy: Public Intelligence Sharing and the Russo-Ukrainian War

How have NATO states adapted to Russia’s use of disinformation? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the West’s strategy of public intelligence sharing and its impact on the Russo-Ukrainian War.

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Short Loops and Tall Tales: TikTok, Disinformation, and the New Face of War Reporting

Why has TikTok become a hub for disinformation during the Russo-Ukrainian War? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the rise of the social media platform, its influence on the information space, and how it has reshaped war reporting.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Wolf Warrior-ism, Revisited: Great Power Competition During the Russo-Ukrainian War

What lessons can Russian disinformation campaigns provide for understanding China’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy”? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the Russo-Ukrainian war, Chinese diplomacy, and the value of falsehoods in international relations.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Crossing the Rubicon To Reach Centre Bloc: Grievance Politics, Disinformation, and the Legacy of the “Freedom Convoy”

What threat does the “Freedom Convoy” continue to pose to Canada? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses protests in Ottawa and the role of disinformation in stoking and radicalizing grievance politics.

Centre For Disinformation Studies Jack Burnham

Another Big Bang? What Sweden’s Entry into NATO Could Mean for Countering Disinformation

What could Sweden’s entry into NATO mean for its fight against disinformation? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses NATO’s recent Madrid Summit and potential role for Sweden’s Psychological Defence Agency within the Alliance.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Intelligence & National Security Jordan McEwen Society, Culture, and Security

Rising Right-wing Extremism at Home and Abroad: A Global Perspective to Canada’s Freedom Convoy Protest

In this article, Jordan McEwen highlights the growth of right-wing extremist violence by looking at the Freedom Convoy Protest earlier this year.

10. Upcoming Events

Jean Chrétien Offers Up Wit and Wisdom at the NATO Association Gala.

Jean Chrétien, Canada’s twentieth prime minister, had his audience in an effervescent mood on March 15th at the Globe and Mail Centre. As the guest of honour at an event organized by the NATO Association of Canada to recognize Mr. Chrétien’s legacy in Canadian foreign affairs and his contributions to the evolution of NATO, he Read More…

Asia-Pacific Indo-Pacific and NATO Olivia Cretella

NATO and the Philippines: The First Step Towards a Strategic Partnership

As tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has turned his attention to realigning with the United States and allies. This shift in policy from aligning the Philippines with Beijing in 2016- to a complete pivot to Washington- has now opened up possible opportunities for the US and Read More…

Security, Trade and the Economy

Can Technology Improve Canadian Food Security?

A Sustainable Agricultural Approach  Canada’s population increased by over 5% from 2016 to 2021, and it is expected to continue growing. Canada must ensure its agricultural sector is resilient, innovative, and sustainable enough to feed a growing population, and competitive enough to remain a top food exporter. Many countries, including Canada, are currently experiencing serious challenges to their agricultural sectors, Read More…

Previous Events

The Nordics and NATO: the new normal – rebalancing global security

This event was hosted by the University of Calgary in partnership with the NAOC, more information can be found on their website here. About this event On September 29, 2022, The University of Calgary hosted an in-person and livestreamed forum featuring the Ambassadors of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In collaboration with the NAOC, the Read More…

NATO and Canada

In Memoriam: Hon. Bill Graham (1939-2022)

By: Julie Lindhout It was a sad day for Canada when the Honourable Bill Graham retired from elected politics although he continued to contribute in other ways. It was an even sadder day on Monday when he passed away and his wise counsel has been silenced, although there is still good advice to be found Read More…

Canada Christopher Maternowski Energy Security Europe Germany

Toward a “Green Diplomacy”: The Case of the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance

As reported, the “Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance” came into being on August 23. At the same time, the two countries brokered a deal to supply German carmakers Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz with Canadian minerals for electric vehicle batteries. These deals, which will eventually result in Canadian hydrogen and minerals flowing into the German market, represented a coup for both signatories. Germany gained another Read More…

Indo-Pacific and NATO Kriti Samnotra Paul Meyer

Sri Lanka: Canada’s Foothold in the Indo-Pacific?

As Sri Lanka’s economic crisis began to unfold in March, 2022, nationwide protests erupted that led to the defeat of political royalty Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the start of the Ranil Wickremesinghe-led government. The economic crisis is a result of low foreign reserves and a high current account deficit, which has left the country dependent on Read More…

Criminal Justice Katherine Todd Society, Culture, and Security

The Canadian Corrections System – Infographic

How much did you know about Canada’s correction system? In this infographic Kate Toddshares facts about who is imprisoned in Canada, how many prisons and prisoners there are inthe country and how much jailing them costs, and what pervasive problems plague the system. Download here: The Canadian Corrections System