CEPA STRATCOM PROGRAM
14 December 2016

Peter Doran in The Miami Herald

CEPA's Peter Doran discusses congressional moves on fake news and Russian propaganda. 
“It’s the first major step by Congress to take this threat seriously,” said Peter B. Doran, vice president of research at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington, D.C., think tank that studies what it calls “information warfare.” Doran said in an interview he thinks Congress intends to offer significant resources to a project that has echoes in the Cold War. During the Cold War, which lasted from 1947 to 1991, the U.S. government and other Western countries heavily invested in radio broadcasts and print media in Russia to deflate Soviet Union propaganda. Since the war ended, U.S. initiatives have been scaled back while Russia has poured resources into creating media and information.

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