Putin’s disinformation war on the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia.

Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Foreign Policy program, discusses the disinformation campaign waged by the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin on the United States and European democracies through election interference, cyber-attacks, and the cultivation of political allies.

Also in this episode, David Wessel evaluates the legacy of outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the challenges facing her successor, Jerome Powell. And finally, we interviewed Noha Aboueldahab, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, on transitional justice and the litigation of past crimes and atrocities, specifically in Egypt.

Show notes:

Russian disinformation campaign in the U.S.

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy and Spain

Is the U.S. serious about countering Russia’s information war on democracies?

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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