Deep Dive: Hacking, Disinformation, and a New Cold War with Russia

From election meddling to new US sanctions to close calls between fighter planes over the Baltic Sea, the US-Russia relationship is as complicated as ever. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has described US-Russian relations as being “at an all time low, and deteriorating further.” Meanwhile, anti-corruption protests have sprouted up all over Putin’s Russia, and here in the US, the FBI and Senate Intelligence Committee continue their investigations into Russian cyberattacks and associations between the Trump campaign and transition teams and Russian officials. Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Senate Intelligence Committee co-chair Mark Warner, and Russian journalists Galina Timchenko and Alexey Kovalev join The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe for a look at what it all means. How did the United States and Russia get here? Where are we headed? What do we need to understand about Putin and his stake in disinformation and destabilization? What have we learned about the 2016 cyberattacks, and, along the way, have we learned anything about ourselves and the health of American democracy?

Festival: 2017

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: World

We face at least 20 burning global problems today. They must get resolved within the next 20 years if we are to avoid... See more
Globalization has been widely heralded as the great societal equalizer for the 21st century. Programs to stimulate the... See more
The new World of multiparticipant media — wikis, blogs, sprawling multiplayer online games, self-published sites,... See more
A discussion of Europe and its Transatlantic relationship.  See more
The World stands at a population crossroads. Growth rates are booming and global growth centers are shifting.... See more
The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented level of global economic integration. So who is calling the shots? Do... See more

Pages