From Russia With Context: Everything You Need To Know About Trump-Russia

From Russia With Context: Everything You Need To Know About Trump-Russia

Why Putin started an online propaganda war with the West, why he succeeded, and where Donald Trump and his complex web of friends fit in his plan to keep Russia a global power

Spy movies make the world of international espionage and politics look flashy and exciting. Real spy work, however, is a lot more subtle and complicated, and if it’s done right, you’ll only know that it succeeded after the fact. Right now, we are living through the aftermath of a successful Russian operation aimed at playing off the divisions in American society. That operation helped a TV star with an addiction to conspiracy theories and opaque ties to post-Soviet oligarchs become president. Now, he upsets the modern world order for all the wrong reasons..

But believe it or not, the election of 2016 is just one part of a much bigger story. You’ve probably heard plenty of hushed whispers or outright panic about Russia’s information warfare against the West, but it’s seldom been put in context. We’re going to fix that in our deep dive into exactly how the Trump/Russia saga unfolded. This is one of the most consequential stories of our lifetime, and it’s not over, so get ready to bookmark this piece now.

It’s going to be a wild ride and a pretty long read, but we owe it to ourselves to really understand what happened if we want to make sure we’re choosing our own leaders in the future, rather than outsource this task to cruel and power-hungry authoritarians with plans of their own. They’re interested in helping us isolate ourselves and exacerbate our internal problems, not move us forward and find solutions to what ails us. And knowing how they do it is the first step in not letting it happen again.

How Russia Became Ruled By Corruption And Vladimir Putin

How Russia Became Ruled By Corruption And Vladimir Putin

Chapter One: The Fall Of Soviet Russia And The Rise Of The Kleptocracy

Donald Trump, Russian Oligarchs, And A Trail Of Money Laundering

This Is How Putin Used Bots, Professional Trolls, And Wikileaks To Move An Election

This Is How Putin Used Bots, Professional Trolls, And Wikileaks To Move An Election

Chapter Three: Russian Disinformation In The Information Age

Compromised By Money Laundering, Trump Was The Perfect Candidate For Putin

We Must Learn From Russia’s Interference So This Never Happens Again

We Must Learn From Russia’s Interference So This Never Happens Again

Chapter Five: How To Succeed At Global Chaos Without Really Trying

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