A ‘BIG DATA’ APPROACH TO WINNING THE ASYMMETRIC FIGHT

Fundamentally in asymmetric conflicts, the struggle is over information that comes from the [local] population. This is different from the traditional ‘hearts and minds’ view A BETTER PEACE welcomes Jacob Shapiro from Princeton U., co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. Conventional wisdom in conflict has been that those combatants […]

INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART II: THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL

trust in our public and democratic institutions is falling away in a landslide An unknown sage observed, “Information is a tool of warfare, and information is warfare itself.” Three months ago, WAR ROOM featured my essay exploring the deteriorating information environment. Things are not getting better. Two major institutions are now emerging from crisis, both […]