CENTRE FOR INFORMATION RESILIENCE
The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to identifying, countering and exposing influence operations.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the threat to democracy and objective truth from influence operations, including disinformation, and help to counter it.
We are proud, certified members of Social Enterprise UK, the UK's membership body for social enterprises.
Research & Programmes, the Global Investigations Unit & the Resilience Network
The CIR, supported by an advisory board of experts, works to raise awareness among policymakers, journalists and the public of the risks posed by influence operations by hostile actors, including malign states and “domestic disinformers”. Once identified, the CIR works with a global network of partners to counter these threats to democracy.
The CIR fulfils its mission through three strands – research & programmes, the Global Investigations Unit and our Resilience Network. We are a collaborative initiative with global ambitions: we aim to work with partners including civil society, the media, grassroots organisations, academia and democratic governments to coordinate activities.
We believe the scale of the problem demands an ambitious, collective response.
RESEARCH & PROGRAMMES
We design and implement innovative and practical solutions for governments & NGOs to research, expose and counter influence operations
GLOBAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
The GIU specialises in the use of open-source investigation (OSINT) techniques to expose, document and counter harms committed by authoritarian states and malign actors.
We are building a coalition of civil society organisations, open-source practitioners, democratic governments, grassroots organisations, research institutions, businesses and media.
The Centre of Information Resilience is assisted in our work by our Advisory Board, offering invaluable expertise in identifying and countering influence operations.
Journalist & Academic
Elisabeth Braw is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defence against hybrid and grey zone threats. She is also a columnist with Foreign Policy and a member of the National Preparedness Commission (UK). Before joining AEI, Elisabeth was a Senior Research Fellow at the RUSI, where she founded the Modern Deterrence Project. She is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the European Leadership Network and previously worked at Control Risks. Elisabeth started her career as a journalist working for Swedish newspapers. She regularly contributes to Politico, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Times (of London), and is the author of God’s Spies (Eerdmans, 2019).
We believe only a collective response will turn the tide against the influence operations that threaten democracy.
We work with civil society, journalists and democratic governments.
If you'd like to know more, please do get in touch with us.