ASD Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina, EEAS East Stratcom Task Force Head Anneli Ahonen, and GMF Senior Fellows Noah Barkin and Peter Chase discussed foreign authoritarian interference in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic in this interactive webinar. 

As regular life in Europe comes to standstill to fight the coronavirus pandemic, European leaders have more than the virus to fight. Russia and China are manipulating information and promoting their own interests, contributing to what the EU’s External Action Service calls a “global battle of narratives.” Foreign authoritarian regimes are increasingly using information manipulation, cyber operations, malign finance, and other hostile actions to destabilize democracies.

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