Integrity Initiative/Cluster

From Wikispooks
Jump to: navigation, search
Concept.png Integrity Initiative/Cluster
(Integrity Initiative/Secrecy)Rdf-icon.png
An Integrity Initiative cluster is a covert cell of people of influence, with a single leader. They have been used to exert clandestine influence from the London HQ, for example to promote opinions or block appointments.

The Integrity Initiative set up a number of foreign 'clusters' (i.e. cells), comprised of people of influence, with a single leader.

Stated purposes

The first page of the Integrity Initiative handbook includes the following description of an effective cluster:

“An effective network is best achieved by forming in each European country a cluster of well-informed people from the political, military, academic, journalistic and think-tank spheres, who will track and analyse examples of disinformation in their country and inform decision-makers and other interested parties about what is happening.”
 (30 May 2018)  [1]

Covert establishment

The Integrity Initiative handbook includes the following advice:

[2] The same document continues: [2] It also points out that the "Professional comprehensive country.. can be anonymous".


The group's handbook contains a section on "Expanding our cluster network", in which the section on "approaching the topic" instructs readers to "Be absolutely sure you have good references for people so we know we can trust them before we talk to them about our programme". The same section lists questions to ask potential new members: “What access do they have to the individuals or groups we might want to see represented in a cluster (e.g. journalists, politicians, civil servants, military, academics, business etc.)? What are their capabilities/competencies for: research & analysis; networking; mentoring, conference organising, dissemination (writing, translating, public speaking, publishing, broadcasting)?” [1]

Activities

The file xCountry.pdf from the first Integrity Initiative Leak alphabetically lists the large nation states of Europe, and the US, together with the timing of their next election. Along side most of these countries are a set of people, email address and institutional affiliation.

Geographical range

The cluster network is almost exclusively in Europe. Cluster_Roundup_Jul18.pdf mentions that “The Integrity Initiative has the opportunity to develop the programme into North America, based on the Institute’s subsidiary, the Institute for Statecraft and Governance, which has a simple office in DC and is in the course of registering as a US 501 c 3 not-for-profit organisation.” [3]

However, the Institute's focus is not completely European; file xOutreach.pdf contains the text "Marcel R.D. CHIRWA chirwamrd@gmail.com Malawi" and Leak#4 contains a draft meeting proposal with Donal Duke, who "is very likely to be a candidate in the next presidential elections in Nigeria" and Active Measures CND Integrity Initiative visit to Oslo.pdf which mentions Chris Donnelly's "Meeting with Cecilie Prebensen and E Africa team, National Youth Council, re Daesh info and the radicalisation of youth".

Time frame

The group's FCO funding application for phase 2 detailed that “Experience in Phase 1 has shown that, once a cluster has been established, measurable impact can be expected within 3 months and the cluster is fully effective within 6 – 9 months.” [4]



References

  1. a b Integrity Initiative/Leak/1 iihandbookv2.pdf
  2. a b Integrity Initiative/Leak iihandbookv2.pdf, 30 May 2018
  3. Integrity Initiative/Leak/1 Cluster_Roundup_Jul18.pdf
  4. Integrity Initiative/Leak/1 FCO application form 2018 v2.pdf
ConstitutesIntegrity Initiative/Secrecy +
DescriptionAn Integrity Initiative cluster is a covert cell of people of influence, with a single leader. They have been used to exert clandestine influence from the London HQ, for example to promote opinions or block appointments. +
Display docTypeWikispooks Page +
Display imageFile:Concept.png +
Display image2File:Concept.png +
Has fullPageNameIntegrity Initiative/Cluster +
Has fullPageNameeIntegrity_Initiative/Cluster +
Has noRatings0 +
Has objectClassConcept +
Has objectClass2Concept +
Has parentFullPageNameIntegrity Initiative +
Has revisionSize5,453 +
Has revisionUserRobin +
Is not stubtrue +
Has subobject
"Has subobject" is a predefined property representing a container construct and is provided by Semantic MediaWiki.
Integrity Initiative/Cluster +, Integrity Initiative/Cluster +, Integrity Initiative/Cluster +, Integrity Initiative/Cluster +, Integrity Initiative/Cluster + and Integrity Initiative/Cluster +