Information Warfare Series


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. This series aimed to understand how these campaigns work, what their goals are, and how democracies can respond.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. CREDIT: <a href="">wuqiang_beijing (CC)</a>

MAY 31, 2019 Podcast

China, the Olympics, & Influence, with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Washington DC-based journalist Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian speaks with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart about a new article she authored in "The Atlantic" with Senior Fellow Zach Dorfman ...

China's President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's then-President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore, 2015. CREDIT: <a href="">Taiwan Presidential Office</a> <a href="">(CC)</a>

APR 4, 2019 Podcast

China's Influence on Democracies in Asia, with Joshua Kurlantzick

As part of Carnegie Council's Information Warfare podcast series, Devin Stewart interviews Joshua Kurlantzick about his recent project on Chinese media and influence campaigns and ...

MAR 20, 2019 Podcast

Computational Propaganda, with Nick Monaco

In this in-depth conversation, Oxford Internet Institute researcher Nick Monaco reviews the history of computational propaganda (online disinformation), which goes back almost two decades and ...

MAR 11, 2019 Podcast

Censorship in China, with BuzzFeed's Megha Rajagopalan

After working in China for six years on many stories unfavorable to the Chinese government, in 2018 journalist Megha Rajagopalan's visa was not renewed, forcing her ...

MAR 4, 2019 Podcast

A U.S.-China Tech Cold War? with Adam Segal

Are we headed for a U.S.-China tech Cold War and what should we do about it? "There's no way we're ever going to ...

Tiananmen Square, Beijing. CREDIT: <a href="">yefan/Pixabay</a>

FEB 19, 2019 Podcast

China's Power and Messaging, with Bonnie S. Glaser

"There are areas where China lags behind other countries in its power, areas where it's catching up, and areas where China really has leapfrogged some ...

FEB 11, 2019 Podcast

China's Cognitive Warfare, with Rachael Burton

How is China influencing democracies such as Taiwan, Korea, and the United States? "I think there are three areas that you can look at," says ...

Turkish journalists protesting in Istanbul, 2016. CREDIT: <a href="">Hilmi Hacalo─člu/Voice of America/Public Domain</a>

DEC 19, 2018 Podcast

Jailing of Journalists Worldwide, with CPJ's Elana Beiser

Elana Beiser of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the latest CPJ report, which finds that for the third year in a row, 251 or more ...

Vladimir Putin. CREDIT: <a href=""></a>

DEC 12, 2018 Podcast

Russia's Information Warfare, with Molly McKew

"You saw the Russians start to pay attention to social media, in particular after Obama's election, because the way that he was elected was new ...

Myanmar security forces member near burnt-down houses in Rakhine State. CREDIT Steve Sandford (VOA) via <a href="">Wikipedia</a>

NOV 16, 2018 Podcast

Myanmar and the Plight of the Rohingya, with Elliott Prasse-Freeman

The Rohingya are seen as fundamentally 'other,' says Prasse-Freeman. "Hence, even if they have formal citizenship, they wouldn't really be accepted as citizens, as ...