Europe’s Extremists Are Not Putin’s Fault
- Scott Radnitz
- Publisher: Foreign Policy
- Date: February 13, 2016
Scott Radnitz in Foreign Policy
The Ellison Center is proud to announce that Professor Scott Radnitz’s new article, Europe’s Extremists Are Not Putin’s Fault [Europeans should look to Brussels — not Moscow — for the source of their extremism problem], was published in Foreign Policy. Congratulations Scott!
This is only the latest chapter in an ongoing effort to expose Russia’s meddling in European politics. Allegations of Russian infiltration have been made by leading publications, politicians, and think tanks. They warn that bankrolling like-minded parties is only one component of Russia’s operations meant to manipulate public opinion in its favor. The Kremlin has also worked to shape attitudes through the slick and compelling — and conspiracy-filled — programming on its global news channel. Some analysts have even consider Russia’s propaganda and lobbying campaign to be an aspect of “hybrid warfare” alongside its more muscular actions in Ukraine. The new wrinkle is that, for the first time, the U.S. government is conducting its own investigation.