Did Syria down an Israeli F-16?

Separating fact from fiction with competing claims Photograph of a man on what appears to be the rocket booster of an S200 missile. From “Syria True Tube” Facebook page (source)…

Becoming a Citizen Spy

How normal citizens have helped prove Russian aggression in Ukraine When driving through Kherson, many Ukrainians are finding a large billboard asking them to conduct citizen espionage if they are headed…

Schrödinger’s President

Monitoring social media for confirmation of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov’s death Left: Photograph posted in the “Health to Karimov” Facebook group (source). Right: Photograph from Panoramio user ksskimsing of the…

The Wolf on Crimea’s Doorstep?

What digital breadcrumbs tell us about the recent Russian military mobilization in Crimea Screenshot from a video of military equipment transported by rail in Crimea (source) Over two dozen videos were uploaded…

Avdiivka Stalemate

The Hotspot in the ongoing fight in Ukraine’s East Fighters dash across Yasinovatskiy Pereyulok, the road that runs straight through the no-man’s-land between the Ukrainian Army and the pro-Russian separatists….

Kremlin’s ‘Secret’ Elite

Online Open Source Investigation lifts the cover of Russian Clandestine Service On June 21st the the 314th group of the FSB class of 2016 celebrated their graduation by taking a…