REGISTRATION INVITATION: Founder’s Day — A Sunday Salon with Keir Giles
Russia’s war is still on everybody, yes really
***Members supporting me at the premium level are invited to our monthly Founder’s Day salon, Sunday February 4, 2024, 1:30 pm PT. Registration link is below the paywall, and guests can upgrade to Founding Member here or at the subscribe button.***
We do important work here — relaying information, connecting with global pro-democracy experts who are standing in the breach to derail authoritarian capture, while also forging a community that bears witness to these trouble times.
So many of you upgraded to Founding Member — supporting my work at the highest level — which funds me to keep doing my work, and also allows me to offer annual discounts to those who can use a break.
So last year, I wanted to figure out how I could give back, and I created the monthly Founder’s Day salon.
We launched in August with Keir Giles, author of Russia’s War On Everybody, so it feels fitting as the paperback version of his book just became available in the US and UK that we celebrate with the return Keir. He is a great friend, and a mentor, and I have been reporting with him since 2019, when I first discovered his NATO Handbook on Russian Information Warfare.
For those new to Bette Dangerous and the work of Keir Giles, here is an archived report from one of his visits to RadPod:
In addition, here is a recent report from his visit to RadPod from last week:
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Speaking of which, we will be joined by author Anne Nelson at our Happy Hour Tuesday, Feb. 13, noon PT, so save that date!
Here is more information on our guest:
RUSSIA’S WAR ON EVERYBODY — Bette’s Founder’s Day featuring Keir Giles
Sunday, February 4, 1:30 pm PT/4:30 pm ET
Author and Russian cyberwar expert Keir Giles is a Senior Consulting Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. He is also a director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre, a group of subject matter experts in Eurasian security, based in Northamptonshire, UK.
After a brief career in the Royal Air Force, followed by travelling widely in the Soviet Union during his first degree in Russian, Keir Giles co-founded the first company providing Western pilots the opportunity to fly Soviet military aircraft, operating from sites near Moscow and in Crimea. He went on to write for several years as Russia correspondent for a range of military and civilian aviation journals. Giles is the author of "Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West"(Brookings, January 2019), an examination of the persistent factors causing relations with Russia to fall into crisis. His latest book, "Russia's War on Everybody" (Bloomsbury, 2022) examines the human impact of Russia's covert warfare waged against the West.
Since Russia’s War on Everybody is now out on paperback, I ask Bette members who can afford to do so, to please support the work of our guests by purchasing their books. If you have already purchased the book in hardcover, the paperback has a new preface.
Onward and upward.
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