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Unfiltered Video: Is The World Such a Bad Place?

Unfiltered is a new video series in which University of Birmingham academics, over a cup of coffee or pot of tea, chat about questions...

Political WorldView Podcast: US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

In an hour-long discussion, this week's Political WorldView podcast provides all the necessary information and analysis to understand the US withdrawal from the Iran...

Iran’s Options After Trump Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

"If the Iran nuclear deal collapses, there will be instability everywhere" Frud Bezhan writes for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, with a contribution from EA: Iran's reaction...

On Syria, Academic Freedom, and Responsibility

"The duty of intellectuals should be to ensure accountability, not to engage in frivolous revisionism" Last week I noticed how a UK academic had loudly...

How an Obscure UK Blogger Became Russia’s Top Disinfo Warrior Over...

How Vanessa Beeley helps Moscow turn White Helmets rescuers into "legitimate targets" Chris York writes for the Huffington Post UK: See also Are Academics at UK...

The Viral Disinformation that Douma’s Chemical Attack Victims Were Killed by...

Bethania Palma writes for Snopes about Russian-promoted disinformation that up to 85 chemical attack victims in Douma, near Syria's capital Damascus, really died from...

Fog of Trolls: Pro-Assad Misinformation Over Douma Chemical Attacks

“When you go after the White Helmets, doctors or citizen journalists, it is an attempt to rule out any sources that are incompatible with...

Syria’s Disinformation Activists

"The danger we face is, unreliable information is now being taken up by more established - and what we would think of as -...

Political WorldView Podcast: The Italian Election Special

A special podcast from our partner Political WorldView, as regulars Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas sit down with special guest and University of Birmingham...

How Pro-Assad and Russian Agitators Feed Disinformation Into the Mainstream

A case study of chemical-attack deniers and how falsehoods of Syria's conflict are pushed by network of Russian & pro-Assad agitators to general (&,...

Political WorldView Podcast: The Trump and #ReleaseTheMemo Edition

In the latest episode of the Political WorldView Podcast, the University of Birmingham's Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas take apart the politics and media...

Iran’s Protests Suppressed, But Not Forgotten

"Dissatisfaction could escalate into a questioning of the legitimacy of Iranian institutions --- and even the Supreme Leader is not exempt" Frud Bezhan writes for...