Russia and "Information Warfare": A New Foreign Policy Strategy?

06 February 2017

Propaganda and communication campaigns as tools to pursue foreign policy goals are anything but a new phenomenon. The Russian hacking and manipulation of the 2016 USA presidential campaign, as well as their circulation of “fake news” and disinformation in Europe, seem to bring “information warfare” to an unprecedented level. Why is Russia pursuing such a strategy? What is its final aim? Are other countries adopting similar strategies?

 

Lecturer:

Maksymilian CZUPERSKIDirector, Digital Forensic Research Lab & Special Advisor to the President, Atlantic Council 


Discussant:

Alessandro VITALEProfessor of Foreign Policy Analysis, University of Milan

 

Chair:

Antonio VILLAFRANCAResearch Coordinator, ISPI

 

The event was organized in partnership with the US Consulate General in Milan. 

 

ISPI International Lectures are open to Graduate Students, Post–Docs, professionals with comparable levels of experience and education, who come together in a highly–stimulating environment to discuss their current research and build informal networks with their peers.