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Our research repositories present a collection of open-source resources that showcase research and analysis that has directly influenced our initiatives. Non-IST publications are copyrighted by external authors not affiliated with IST.

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Playing Telephone — Hoax Calls and the Insecurity of Leader to Leader Communications

Leah Walker

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Atlas of Crisis Communications: Nuclear States

Leah Walker, Andrew Facini

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Combatting Ransomware: A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

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Future Digital Threats to Democracy – Trends and Drivers

Vera Zakem, Alexa Wehsener, Nina M. Miller

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Hotline Between Two Koreas: Status, Limitations and Future Tasks

Dr. Chung-in Moon and Boo Seung-Chan

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Building Communications Norms Across Nuclear C2

Dr. Salma Shaheen

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Nuclear Hotlines: Origins, Evolution, Applications

Steven E. Miller

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The Online Targeting of Journalists with Anti-Semitic Intimidation

Brittan Heller

SUMMARY

Brittan Heller argues that an examination of online anti-Semitic attacks of journalists on Twitter, leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, was one of the first indicators of the deliberate targeting of minority groups on social media. Examining this incident, with the benefit of hindsight, provides insights into the nature, purpose, and intended impact of online troll storms, including: professionalized trolling, enmity toward the professional press, “useful idiot”-based virality, and bridging online conduct and offline harms. Heller asserts that the incident should be instructive to decision-makers who aim to stem the tide of real-world violence, showing us what we can learn from the systematic online targeting of minority populations.

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