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From the Archives: New Directions For A More Prosperous Brazil

This article, by Thomas J. Trebat, first appeared in the Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 2 in the Spring of 2013. This article examines whether increasing global confidence in Brazil...

From the Archives: An Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso

This interview first appeared in the Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 2 in the Spring of 2005. FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO was President of the Federative Republic of Brazil...

LAUNCH EVENT: Special Issue on Disinformation and Contentious Narratives

Join the Journal of International Affairs to celebrate the launch of our 2018 Special Issue on Disinformation and Contentious Narratives at 6:00 PM on Monday, 1 October 2018....

Information Warfare and Information Operations: Russian and U.S. Perspectives

Democracy promotion abroad may contain the seeds of democracy destruction, and perceived democracy destruction may in effect be democracy promotion. This article examines two foundational analyses,...

Master Narratives of Disinformation Campaigns

This essay explores how political disinformation campaigns can gain credibility and force by embedding themselves within “master narratives” of national decline and rebirth. As a case study, it...

Russian Trolls and Fake News: Information or Identity Logics?

This article examines Russia’s use of misinformation to influence the 2016 U.S. election by reviewing the content of one of the largest repositories of publicly available Twitter data from Russia’s...

Cyber Rebellions: The Online Struggle for Openness

Authoritarian regimes learned to fear the rise of the internet because it spurred an online community who encouraged information sharing relatively free from government oversight. However, the West—...

The Weaponization of Social Media: Spear Phishing and Cyberattacks on Democracy

State-sponsored cyber groups have long utilized spear phishing to pierce government networks. Spear phishing relies on social engineering to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information or...

Robot Wars: How Bots Joined Battle in the Gulf

In the summer of 2017, Twitter bots—automated accounts—were deployed to boost messaging on both sides of the diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Some appeared commercial, made...

A New Approach to Assessing the Role of Technology in Spurring and Mitigating Conflict: Evidence From Research and Practice

Ongoing research and discussions examine the role of technology—information communication technologies in particular—in conflict, principally focusing on whether technology is a good or bad...

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