RAND Corporation is more dangerous than the CIA

Summary

The activities of the RAND Corporation are very dangerous as it develops the most aggressive US expansionist plans, openly promoting American interference into domestic affairs of sovereign countries. The legal form of the RAND (non-profit think-tank) provides it with much broader freedom of actions in comparison to the state institutions – it makes the RAND more dangerous than the CIA and other special services. The recent RAND publications show that the American neoconservative circles (the “hawks”) are ready to destabilize half of the World in order to achieve their version of the US interests.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about  the secret elites (CIA, Global Government, Soros, etc.), which promote Russophobic policies aimed at the destruction or weakening of Russia.

See examples of similar messages on the secret elites promoting Russophobia here, here and here.

RAND Corporation is a large American non-profit global policy think tank, which is financed by the US government, private corporations, universities, and individual endowments. Besides security and international issues, RAND has numerous areas of expertise, such as civil and criminal justice, education, health, infrastructure, energy, environment, population and regional studies, science and technology, social welfare, etc.

The RAND regularly publishes reports on the military and security aspects of relations with Russia (see the recent report “Extending Russia. Competing from Advantageous Ground”). These reports cannot be called “aggressive expansionist plans” – they are providing an analysis of the ways in which the USA can react to the unfriendly actions of the Russian authorities.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, West, US
  • Keywords: Encircling Russia, Secret elites / global elites, US presence in Europe, Russophobia, Secret services
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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Disproof

The claim is manipulative and misleading.

Representatives of the Bundestag parliamentary faction of Die Linke introduced a motion (Deucksache 19/14152, 17.10.2019) with the title "Withdrawal of US soldiers from Germany" into the Bundestag.

The US President’s “Russia affair” proved to be a factless conspiracy theory

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Robert Mueller's investigation did conclude that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Mueller's report determined that there were "two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election". It led to US senators' proposals to extend sanctions on Russia to deter it from further election meddling.

The West wages information war against Russia

An aggressive information campaign is going on against Russia [by the West]. On its side, Russia doesn’t wage information attacks. It has never done anything bad to anyone in the information field. Russians have simply learned how to respond.

Disproof

This claim is in line with the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that Russia is innocent and a victim of Western aggression and Russophobia.

There is no campaign of "informational aggression" against Russia in Western media. Western media represent a wide range of opinions and do not follow a single editorial policy on any given topic.