"Tom Andersson on research without integrity and knowledge."
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"Fifteen Rysslandsexperter and researchers are questioning on the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida Aftonbladet's criticism of Martin Kragh. They give an unconditional support for his integrity and research at the Swedish institute of international affairs (UI). Like him, lack the ability to distinguish between research and think tanks when it comes to Russian disinformation."
"Martin Kraghs research focuses on Russia's economy and history. For a couple of years ago, he gave out in a new field: informationspåverkan and Russian disinformation. Together with a Swedish master student at King's college, London, department of war studies (DWS), he wrote an article that was published in the Journal of strategic studies."
"the nJag has criticized the work in several rounds. My assessment is that it does not meet the requirements for either quality or ethics in research, in particular, responsible methods and accounting. Recently strengthened in the conviction. It turned out that the journal's editor-in-chief has been directly involved in the work, a serious breach of the guidelines for quality and ethics in research.n"
"Medförfattarens the master thesis, is missing in King's college library collections. The department (DWS) has responded to all of the information on the paper is confidential, including the name of the supervisor. I contacted the central högskoleförvaltningen asked me to contact the supervisor, now, however named, professor Joe harbour more often, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of strategic studies, residents on DWS."
"Because the DWS invoking confidentiality, it is difficult to get clear and definitive answers. By all appearances, however, the article in question medförfattarens master's thesis, but that it is mentioned, and without chefredaktörens role is clear. Editor-in-chief has received an amount of criticism from the Swedish researchers, but to answer. I have always wondered why. Now I think I understand."
"this is no normal forskningspublicering. I really don't know what to call it. However, I have a hypothesis. In the lack of research skills in the scientific method within a new field of research – informationspåverkan – able researchers to distinguish between research that is based on scientific methods and tankesmedjornas advocacy."
"the Journal of strategic studies, a Nato-profile. All reviewers are active in defence research in the Nato countries or the allies. Thus, the risk is imminent that the scientific requirements will be disregarded by the ideological driving forces when the researchers use methods that they lack the skills for. In the present case lacked all of the involved skills in forskningsmetoden invoked."
"In the days, Oscar Jonsson, head of the Frivärld, a think tank that conducts advocacy in the field of foreign and security policy issues, had submitted the script to the doctoral thesis on the DWS, King's college. One of Frivärlds issues is Nato as the guarantor of security, the confederation of Swedish membership of Nato and increase defence spending. A hostile Russia is a recurring theme in Frivärlds publications."
"Kommunikationskonsulten Henrik Sundbom writes about Russian disinformation for Frivärld and the Atlantic Council. He also writes with Martin Kragh in the UI:intervention programs UIBrief. The work is characterized by tankesmedjors working methods, arguing for a perception of reality rather than to report studies with scientific methods. Not a single reference on the closer to 30 pages."
"in Summary, the research integrity requires scientific methodology. With no skills, and respect for, the various scientific methods that are used and needed in different areas of research is the risk is high that the research and analysis takes the form of think tanks, and advocacy. Unfortunately, it seems to be the case with the study of Russian disinformation on the UI."
"in Contrast, is nothing whatsoever said about the competence of other areas of research."
"earlier analysts of the crisis - and beredskapsområdet"