Twitter: 65 Diplomats, Journalists, Spies, and Professors Who Will Help You Make Sense of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The usual disclaimers apply. This is not a complete list (it’s not even my complete list) and many informative accounts are not listed here. And of course I am not endorsing every tweet by every account here. However, these accounts will help keep you current and, in some cases, present you with interesting/challenging analysis. You will likely see many of them retweeted (sometimes frequently) by me @BlogsofWar as I continue to track this story closely.

@20committee – John Schindler. Professor, Naval War College; Chair, PfP CT Working Group; Senior Fellow, Boston University; former NSA & NAVSECGRU – talking intel & security

@2kdei – Kristina Dei. OSINT, PR, IR, #eDiplomacy, #ForeignPolicy, Polyglot Director: Go Global Media.

@AFP – Agence France-Presse. News – and the stories behind the news – from AFP’s reporters around the world.

@AmbassadorPower – Samantha Power. United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

@andrewsweiss – Andrew S. Weiss. Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment. Russia and Eurasia Program. NBC News Analyst.

@BBCDanielS – Daniel Sandford. I’m the Moscow Correspondent for BBC News.

@BBCSteveR – Steve Rosenberg. Moscow Correspondent for BBC News.

@b_judah – Ben Judah. Writer, Wonk. Author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin. Often heard talking to Monocle 24 radio.

@BSBonner – Brian Bonner. Kyiv Post chief editor and regional coordinator of Objective investigative journalism project.

@carlbildt – Carl Bildt. Foreign Minister of Sweden since 2006.

@CoalsonR – Robert Coalson. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent covering Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Balkans, South Caucasus.

@CrimeaEU – Crimean Tatar Parliment Representation to the EU.

@CSISRussia – The Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS provides research, analysis, assessment, and recommendations regarding all the regions of the former Soviet Union.

@DmitriTrenin – Dmitri Trenin. Carnegie Moscow Center’s Director. Editor in chief of #EurasiaOutlook, the blog of @CarnegieRussia.

@europatweets – Europatweets – What is Europe doing – Aggregating most of Twitter accounts concerning Eu affairs

@ForeignCorresp – Christian Fraser. BBC Paris Correspondent – formerly Rome/Cairo/MiddleEast. Tweets on all things Europe.

@FHeisbourg – François Heisbourg. Chairman/Président IISS, GCSP conseiller spécial/special adviser FRS.

@GeoffPyatt – Geoffrey R. Pyatt, is the current United States Ambassador to Ukraine.

@GermanyDiplo – News from the German Foreign Office.

@Interpreter_Mag – Interpreter Magazine is a Russian-to-English translation journal, with news analysis and commentary.

@jamesmatesitv – James Mates. Europe Editor, ITV News.

@jancienski – Jan Cienski. Financial Times Warsaw correspondent.

@jason_corcoran – Jason Corcoran. Bloomberg News Irish journo in Moscow.

@JohnKerry – John Kerry. 68th U.S. Secretary of State.

@joshuafoust – Joshua Foust. Communications officer at the Eurasia Foundation.

@juliaioffe – Julia Loffe. Senior editor at The New Republic.

@JustHovensGreve – Just Hovens Greve. Freelance journalist and student.

@Kasparov63 – Garry Kasparov. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (@HRF). Author, speaker, 13th World Chess Champion.

@Kateryna_Kruk – Kateryna Kruk is a civil activist and political scientist based in Kiev.

@KevinRothrock – Kevin Rothrock – Russia analyst. Global Voices @runetecho Project Editor. UConn PoliSci PhD student.

@KimberlyMarten – Kimberly Marten. Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University; international security specialist.

@KremlinRussia_E – President of Russia. Official Kremlin news.

@KrsBauer – Christophe Bauer. News producer at France 24 in Paris. Conflicted Franco-Haitian-Washingtonian. Politics/history nerd.

@KyivPost – The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper.

@lauraphylmills – Laura Mills. Moscow correspondent Associated Press.

@LawDavF – Sir Lawrence David Freedman. Professor of War Studies King’s College London.

@lrozen – Laura Rozen. Reporting on Washington, foreign policy & Middle East.

@Lucian_Kim – Lucian Kim. Swiss-Korean American journalist on Crimea rehab in Kiev.

@MarkAdomanis – Mark Adomanis. Consultant by day, Russia watcher, blogger, and commentator by night.

@MarquardtA – Alexander Marquardt. ABC News Middle East Correspondent.

@MaximEristavi – Maxim Eristavi. Freelance foreign correspondent covering Ukraine. ex-@RFERL & @VoiceofRussia.

@michaeldweiss – Michael Weiss.? NOW Lebanon columnist, Foreign Policy columnist, Editor-in-Chief of http://interpretermag.com.

@mike_giglio – Mike Giglio. Mideast Correspondent for BuzzFeed.

@myroslavapetsa – Myroslava Petsa. Foreign Correspondent at @5channel, ex-@chastime. @NaUKMA alumni.

@NSCPress – This account is run by President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC).

@NATOpress – Oana Lungescu. Official Twitter account of the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu. Ex BBC Europe correspondent.

@OdessaBlogger – Nikolai Holmov. Brit permanently in Ukraine.

@OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world’s largest regional security organization.

@PaulSonne – Paul Sonne. Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Currently in #Ukraine.

@pwaldieGLOBE – Paul Waldie. European Bureau Chief, Globe and Mail.

@RFERL – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has 700 journalists in 21 countries broadcasting in 28 languages.

@rm867 – Rod McLeod is a regional security/crisis director, US multi-national, operating in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

@RNicholasBurns – Nicholas Burns. Harvard Kennedy School Professor and former American Diplomat.

@RolandOliphant – Roland Oliphant. Moscow correspondent for @telegraph.

@shaunwalker7 – Shaun Walker. Moscow Correspondent of the Guardian.

@shustry – Simon Shuster. Reporter in Moscow for TIME.

@SimonSmithFCO – Simon Smith. British Ambassador to Ukraine.

@SlawomirDebski – S?awomir D?bski. Director of @CPRDiP. Former head of the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

@steven_pifer – Steven Pifer. Brookings scholar focusing on arms control, Russia and Ukraine. Retired career diplomat.

@strobetalbott – Strobe Talbott. President, Brookings Institution.

@tanais_ua – Natalia S. Researcher (Ukraine, Eastern Europe, civil society, EU foreign policy).

@TheWarRoom_Tom – Tom Nichols. Professor, Naval War College. Former US Senate aide. Adjunct @HarvardEXT. Politics, foreign policy, Russia.

@tkesho3 – Eka Tkeshelashvili. Lawyer, President of Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies. Former Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Reintegration, Foreign Affairs and Justice.

@youbsanctioned – Sam Cutler. Policy Adviser @ Ferrari & Associates, P.C. Tweeting on sanctions, AML/CFT, IOC, and the day’s int’l crisis.

@YuliaSkyNews – Yulia Bragina. Russia and CIS producer for Sky News.

@zbig – Zbigniew Brzezinski. National Security Adviser to President Carter. Counselor and Trustee @CSIS. Research Professor at SAIS.

* The list may grow beyond 62 as I find time to add more names.

Tracking Euromaidan: 23 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

The Euromaidan protests are here to stay but supporters have a difficult road ahead. These accounts are a great start for those looking to stay on top of the protests and political maneuvering in what is sure to be an extended fight for Ukraine’s position in Europe.

@KyivPost – The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper

@ChristopherJM – Editor at English-language newspaper @KyivPost. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ukraine)

@MaximEristavi – the Golos 106FM CEO & Editor-in-Chief

@dpeleschuk – Moscow-based journalist. Senior Correspondent, @GlobalPost. All things behind the Iron Curtain

@EEAP1 – Research journalism and news based in Tallinn Estonia, covering Baltic region, Eastern Partnership, EU & Eastern Europe

@myroslavapetsa – Foreign Correspondent at @5channel

@mashadanilova – Associated Press Correspondent in Ukraine

@Ukroblogger – Ukrainian politics, Battleground updates

@BalmforthTom – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent

@ZygisPavilionis – Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico

@OdessaBlogger – Brit permanently in Ukraine

@MarkAdomanis – Consultant by day, Russia watcher, blogger, and commentator by night

@VostokCable – A Russia and East European Studies blog, founded by students at Oxford University but independent and volunteer-run

@BBCSteveR – Moscow Correspondent for BBC News

@BSpringnote – All things Ukraine

@JustHovensGreve – Freelance Journalist

@IvanBotoucharov – A European and a Europhile. Co-Founder and Co-President @One1Europe. Special adviser @GreaterEurope

@AlisaRuban – International Secretary of Democratic Alliance

@MaxRTucker – Writes for @Independent. Former Amnesty International on #Caucasus and #Ukraine

@sia_vlasova – Photojournalist at Kyiv Post

@maxseddon – Foreign affairs reporter without portfolio @BuzzFeed. formerly of @AP moscow

@shaunwalker7 – Moscow Correspondent of the Guardian

@UN_Ukraine – Official twitter account of the United Nations in Ukraine

The #Euromaidan and #Ukraine hashtags are also helpful in tracking events and identifying new sources. And of course I will be including Ukraine updates on @blogsofwar. If you think I’ve overlooked an important account please send me a note.

10 Short Outrage-Busting Reads on French Spying for President Hollande

“France tells US to ‘immediately’ stop spying” might be the silliest headline of all time given France’s large, aggressive, and quite competent intelligence community. President Hollande might want to brush up on, or at least carefully consider, their activity before stepping up to the microphone and feigning outrage:

1. List of Intelligence Agencies in France (Wikipedia)

2. Air France Denies Spying on Travelers (New York Times)

3. France is top industrial espionage offender (France24)

4. A Case Study in French Espionage: Renaissance Software (US Department of Energy)

5. A Chip Comes in from the Cold: Tales of High Tech Spying (AP)

6. Ghosts in the machine: The who, why, and how of attacks on information security (SANS Institute – page 3)

7. Espionage: The French Listen In To Their Allies as Well (Le Point, Paris)

8. Evidence of French spying escalates a push to shield U.S. corporate secrets (The Baltimore Sun)

9. French SIGINT platforms (Wikipedia)

10. Spy chief charged with spying (The Connexion)

“This espionage activity is an essential way for France to keep abreast of international commerce and technology. Of course, it was directed against the United States as well as others. You must remember that while we are allies in defense matters, we are also economic competitors in the world.”

– Retired Director of the DGSE, Pierre Marion