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Sharp Power

While by no means a new phenomenon, strategic efforts mostly by authoritarian regimes to weaken their adversaries by means of media manipulation or stealth propaganda have, in our age of digital mass communication, reached new levels of effectiveness and sophistication. These summaries present the latest research and offer policy recommendations.


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The Weaponization of Social Media
Emerson T. Brooking and P. W. Singer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
9 Article

Putin Sees and Hears it All

How Russia’s Intelligence Agencies Menace the UK
Andrew Foxall
Henry Jackson Society, 2018
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Rising Authoritarian Influence
Christopher Walker et al.
NED, 2017
9 Article

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century — and why it may be impossible to stop.
Jim Rutenberg
New York Times Magazine, 2017
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The Kremlin Playbook

Understanding Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe
Heather A. Conley
CSIS, 2016
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Truth Decay

An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life
Michael D. Rich
Rand Corporation, 2018
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Dmitri Trenin
Polity Press, 2016
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Imperial Gamble

Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War
Marvin Kalb
Brookings Institution Press, 2015
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Infocalypse Now

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
Charlie Warzel
Buzzfeed, 2018