"All countries—both friendly allies and rivalrous challengers—have always sought to influence one another politically," said Stewart. "With the growing power of surveillance technology and digital media, coupled with the prohibitive cost of all-out-war, political influence operations have become a more attractive tool of statecraft for great powers. These weapons of influence are being deployed in a battle for global public opinion about fate of the liberal order. Our 'Information Warfare' interview series aims to understand how these campaigns work, what their goals are, and how democracies can respond."
Listen to these podcasts on iTunes or on the series' program page, where they are accompanied by full transcripts.
PODCASTS TO DATE:
Japan-China Battles for Hearts & Minds, with Giulio Pugliese, K...
STILL TO COME:
China's Presence on U.S. Campuses, with Jack Marr, Boise State University
Banned in China, with Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University
Digital Deception, with Ann Ravel, Berkeley Law
China's Political Influence Operations in the United States, Japan, and the West, with Darren Tromblay, Intelligence Analyst
China's Spies, with Zach Dorfman, Carnegie Council
China Steps Out, with Joshua Eisenman, University of Texas at Austin
China's Influence Operations and How to Spot them, with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, The Daily Beast
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