Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 33

A scandal in Austria causes a government to fall and highlights the willingness of Western politicians to play ball with—and take payoffs from—Moscow. With elections to the European Parliament underway, the continent braces for a wave of Russian meddling. New reports allege that Kremlin-linked oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin is seeking to stir up racial tension in the United States.

Active measures and influence operations have long been part of the Russian intelligence services’ playbook. And today, we’ll take a closer look at the Kremlin’s dark tradecraft—and how effective it really is.

Listen to the latest Power Vertical Podcast as host Brian Whitmore and CEPA’s Donald N. Jensen are joined by special guest John Sipher, a 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service.

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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May 24, 2019

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.