On September 26, 2017, The Atlantic Council hosted the first Transatlantic Forum on Strategic Communications (StratCom) in Washington, DC.
State and non-state actors seek to influence Western democracies through targeted disinformation campaigns tailored to the digital world. Policymakers across the Atlantic have recognized the threats to national security posed by radical groups and foreign governments that seek to undermine liberal democratic values and destabilize transatlantic cooperation. In response to this growing threat, the Atlantic Council hosted the first StratCom in Washington, DC, to bring together key stakeholders, researchers, government officials, and members of civil society from the transatlantic community.
The conference featured three high level panels on: Social Media and Radicalization: The Challenge of ISIS and Other Non-State Actors, Straight Out of the Kremlin’s Toolkit: Strategies of State Actors, and Transatlantic Response to Disinformation: Paving a Way Forward.