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.

Summaries

The Weaponization of Social Media

P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking

Houghton Mifflin, 2018

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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

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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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Understanding Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe

Heather A. Conley

CSIS, 2016

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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

Charlie Warzel

Buzzfeed, 2018

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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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Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb

Brookings Institution Press, 2015

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