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To Inform is to Influence

European experts weigh in, requesting the United States cooperate in efforts to counter Russian information warfare.

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28.11.2016 , Evropské hodnoty

As transatlantic experts focusing on security and Russia, we recognize the confusion among policymakers who have genuine interest in Euroatlantic security after the presidential election in the United States.

The Russian Federation and its proxies use an extensive toolkit to manipulate sovereign policy and decision-making in various democratic countries, both in Western and Eastern Europe. We are convinced that to challenge this tendency, a strong Euro-Atlantic cooperation is needed. A geopolitical vacuum in the region would only encourage Russian players to interfere more actively. And while Russia is calling for a friendship with the West, they are treating the West as an enemy: an easy target for information warfare and active measures.

We aim to build on the US initiative (Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill) and to enhance the synergy with…

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