ASD Co-directors Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly take part in a panel discussion on Russian and Venezuelan interference at Florida International University in Miami.
Russia is using propaganda to exploit American divisions on the turmoil in Venezuela in the same way it has on issues like race relations and gun control, according to foreign policy experts and Florida International University professors.
Jamie Fly, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan public policy think tank the German Marshall Fund of the United States, said the efforts align with Russia’s support for the Maduro regime and ongoing strategy to manipulate American opinion. Fly and Laura Rosenberger, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, added the strategy underscores Russian efforts to influence American public opinion through disinformation operations and cyberattacks. It is also an example of Russia and China’s growing presence in Latin America.