For years, Russia under Vladimir Putin has engaged in activities aimed to destabilize democracy in Europe and the United States. The Kremlin employs an asymmetric arsenal, including cyber-attacks, online manipulation, and disinformation campaigns to influence the outcome of democratic elections. The threat posed by Kremlin meddling requires Western governments, civil society, and the private sector to take steps to build resilience and resistance against disinformation campaigns and interference.

Congressional Relations

Jul 16, 2018

Senators Rubio and Warner Push Back on Trump’s Press Conference with Putin

By David Wemer

US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) described as “outrageous” US President Donald J. Trump’s July 16 press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, while his Republican colleague, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), maintained that “what the president said today was not accurate.” The two senators, who spoke at an Atlantic Council event on the Kremlin’s interference in […]



Jun 13, 2019

Democratic defense against disinformation 2.0

By Alina Polyakova, Daniel Fried

As the speed and efficiency of influence operations increase, democratic societies need to further invest in resilience and resistance to win the new information war. Democratic Defense Against Disinformation 2.0 is a report card on efforts and a roadmap for policymakers and social media companies.

Disinformation Europe & Eurasia

The event begins with a fireside chat between Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). This is followed by a strategic panel discussion focused on the Kremlin’s spectrum of asymmetric tools and capabilities to interfere in elections, as well as its tactics of disinformation.