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RFE/RL's Brian Whitmore To Speak At CEPA Briefing In Washington

Brian Whitmore
Brian Whitmore

What does the Kremlin fear? New insights and techniques from the digital frontline


Brian Whitmore, Senior Russia Analyst, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Moderated by:
Donald N. Jensen, Senior Adjunct Fellow, CEPA

First Respondent:
Corina Rebegea, StratCom Program Contributor, CEPA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CEPA Offices
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036

RSVP by July 17


How has Russia continually succeeded in creating discord and division inside Western democracies—even as its subversive tactics are increasingly exposed to scrutiny? To date, Russia has employed a variety of means (including propaganda, financial influence, and digital warfare) to exploit the openness of Western institutions. In response, countries have begun to formulate ways to push back against these threats, yet so far without a clear consensus on strategy.

In order to shed light on the way forward, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Brian Whitmore from “The Power Vertical” will join CEPA for an experts’ discussion on “What does the Kremlin fear? New insights and techniques from the digital frontline.” Is Russia prepared for a coordinated Western response to its techniques? Moderated by CEPA’s Donald N. Jensen, the event will consider: (1) what are the factors driving Russia to challenge the West; (2) what is being done to expose and track Russian efforts; and (3) what can Russia’s neighbors – both physical and virtual – do to defend and push back against Russia’s multi-layered assault on shared values and institutions?

We hope you can join us for what looks to be a compelling discussion.