Mapping the New Battlespace of Information


In the digital age, social media can become a weapon of disinformation and sophisticated propaganda can shape important policy debates. Russia has been an early adopter of these techniques and is injecting them into the media space of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The effect has been the opening of a new digital front in the geographic space of America’s frontline allies. Without a strong response, Russia’s methods of disinformation will continue to corrode our alliances, poison public opinion and distract our decision-makers, with fateful consequences for transatlantic security.

CEPA is responding to this challenge with its new Information Warfare Initiative. It represents an innovative, on-the-ground effort to monitor, collate, analyze, rebut and expose Russian disinformation in Poland and the Baltic States. The first step in countering information warfare is to understand how it is being conducted. CEPA’s Initiative aims to do just that and more.

Please join an in-depth discussion with leaders of the Initiative: Edward Lucas and Anne Applebaum. They will assess how this new battleground is impacting the unity and security of the transatlantic alliance, and what can be done to build better counter-strategies in the West against Russia’s information warfare techniques in the CEE region.

Mapping the New Battlespace of Information: A Presentation of CEPA’s Information Warfare Initiative

Monday, May 9, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Edward Lucas, CEPA Senior Vice President

Anne Applebaum, CEPA Senior Adjunct Fellow [and board member, National Endowment for Democracy]

Moderated by: A. Wess Mitchell, CEPA President

Location:, Center for European Policy Analysis

1225 19th Street NW, Suite 450

Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP by May 6 to Ance Klava at or 202.601.4148

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