Joseph Bodnar is a research analyst with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. His research focuses on cybersecurity, election integrity, and malign finance. Prior to joining ASD, Joseph worked with the Atlantic Council’s Global Strategy Initiative. He completed internships at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the Wilson Center, the Center for European Policy Analysis, and GMF.

Joseph received a master's degree in international affairs from American University. His capstone project involved working with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center to identify trends in foreign disinformation targeting the 2020 U.S. election. Joseph has BA in history with a minor in political science from Kennesaw State University.

His writing has been published by the National Interest, the Dallas Morning News, and Chatham House’s International Affairs Blog, among other outlets.

Media Mentions

Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation about Ukrainian refugees are designed to undermine the EU’s global standing, reduce the European public’s support for Ukraine, and cause political disruption within the EU.
Russia's Spanish-language social media accounts are some of the most powerful microphones in the Kremlin.
Translated from Spanish
[Russian propaganda] used Pelosi's trip to paint the United States as an aggressive and reckless power and they framed China as a victim that was justified in safeguarding its interests.
With Bucha, Russian propagandists were caught trying to distort facts after they came to light. Now Russian officials are getting out in front of events and claiming that Ukraine is staging scenes of violence in areas where Russian troops are just starting to leave.