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About Active Measures, LLC

Active Measures, LLC is Midwestern research and analysis firm focused on supporting defense, national security, and civilian agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Active Measures and its director Michael van Landingham also provide baseline risk assessments and background information for non-profits and private corporations based in the United States. Our work includes analysis of current dynamics related to client topics of interest—to include an overview of barriers and opportunities—and development of risk mitigation strategies, white papers, and communication.

Active Measures, LLC can engage with outside analytic teams to develop these products and more, as well as to act as a “red team” that examines others’ analytic conclusions and identify novel issues. We offer formal analytic line reviews and stylistic and substantive reviews of outside analytic products, proposals, and requests for information. Michael can participate in a range of structured analytic techniques or analytic brainstorming sessions upon request.

ACTIVE MEASURES’ FOUNDER

Michael E. van Landingham is the founder and director of Active Measures, LLC. For eight years, Michael was an analyst for a federal government agency, where he provided strategic and tactical analysis across a range of formats to senior policymakers and others. 

Michael received his Bachelor’s from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literatures. He earned a Master’s from Harvard University in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies. Michael is in the process of developing a dissertation for the graduate program in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He resides in Wisconsin and speaks Russian and French.

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How it started. How it's going. https://t.co/3uop5hGm1H https://t.co/UH9tLZEPIx
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TFW your dad was a major figure rallying support against the oppressive Soviet system but there's also billions to be made in contracts from the current oppressive government. https://t.co/Kq0VQX8YXW https://t.co/gFQdzvS8aG

TFW your dad was a major figure rallying support against the oppressive Soviet system but there's also billions to be made in contracts from the current oppressive government. https://t.co/Kq0VQX8YXW https://t.co/gFQdzvS8aG
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Letter from the @McKinsey office in Moscow forbidding its employees from attending today's rally and supporting it on social media https://t.co/EhJ6u9x3l6

"Our 'Kirill is legit, not some SVR dude pretending to be a Kirill' t-shirt has folks asking questions that Kirill can answer if you DM him for info." https://t.co/mCzOz1Q7lB

You, worldly: "Vanity Fair is a high brow publication and this story is huge."

AM, LLC, pedantic: "Then why did they call a dosimeter a Geiger counter?" https://t.co/Yp4iORY4gD
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A thousand Russian software engineers at a thousand mechanical keyboards for a thousand years produced Sunburst, according to sources with knowledge of the operation.

There's a view that the state's preemptive arrests & harassment of the opposition are a sign of regime weakness/fear ahead of weekend protests Navalnyy urged, but it's an error.

Although Putin's regime is brittle, such harassment is a cornerstone of its stranglehold on power.