Lessons Learned: Countering Russian Influence
- Oana Popescu, Founder, Global Focus
- Brittany Beaulieu, Fellow and Program Officer, Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Jonathan D. Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Black Sea region has experienced the effects of an increasingly assertive Russia under Vladimir Putin’s leadership. Putin has turned the Kremlin’s asymmetric toolkit, including a mix of disinformation, support for political and social groups, and malign financial influence, on the region in order to influence discourse and undermine democratic institutions. To fight back against these tactics, it is necessary to understand the underlying vulnerabilities that Russia exploits, and the best practices and lessons learned from countries on the frontline of this assault.
Please join The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) for a presentation of Propaganda Made to Measure: How Our Vulnerabilities Facilitate Russian Influence. This report, supported by GMF's Black Sea Trust, provides insights gained from working with a number of organizations in the Black Sea region on how they are approaching asymmetric interference and what can be done to combat the issue.