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While Russian election interference caught most Americans off guard in 2016, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were not surprised. From the Czech Republic to the Balkans to Georgia, Moscow has used tactics ranging from coup attempts to the funding of political parties and disinformation campaigns to meddle in domestic politics. What lessons can the US apply from these countries’ experiences to defend its own elections?
Please join AEI’s Ivana Stradner and Frederick W. Kagan for a virtual conversation with a panel of Central and Eastern Europe experts. They will discuss the threats Moscow’s meddling poses to their countries, how their governments have responded to Russian hybrid tactics, and what lessons the US should draw from their experiences.
This audio first appeared at an AEI event held on June 24, 2020, at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The post Defending the 2020 elections: Lessons from Europe in countering Russian meddling appeared first on American Enterprise Institute – AEI.
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