Information Operations


Information operations and warfare, also known as influence operations, includes the collection of tactical information about an adversary as well as the dissemination of propaganda in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. RAND research has enabled military leaders and policymakers to develop strategies and policy frameworks to address the challenges of these military operations.

  • Young man wearing virtual reality headset and trying to touch something, 3d rendering, photo by U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Drake NickelsAdobe Stock/Sergey Nivens; Cover design by Pete Soriano


    Developing, Disseminating, and Assessing Command Narrative

    Nov 15, 2021

    In the contemporary era marked by informational competition, one of the most important activities of a strategic or operational command is the development, presentation, and support of the command's narratives. What are some best practices for the effective use of command narrative?

  • An application that helps Lithuanians to call Russians to discuss the war in Ukraine in an effort to help end the war, in Vilnius, Lithuania, March 9, 2022, photo by Janis Laizans/Reuters


    Keeping Russians Informed About Ukraine Could Help End This War

    Mar 14, 2022

    Russia has taken increasingly aggressive actions to restrict access of information about the war in Ukraine. Ensuring that the Russian people know the truth about what their government is doing in Ukraine could bring this war to an end soon rather than later.

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