how to lose the information war
Hello from DC! I’ve just returned from an exciting three months of writing and research in Ukraine and Lithuania. If you missed my publications coverage of the Ukrainian presidential election, you can find all of them on the Pulitzer Center website. My research with the National Democratic Institute on Lithuania’s recent vote will come out over the summer.
The last few weeks have been extremely busy and I’m just getting my feet back under me, so today I’m going to forego my traditional news update and bring you a more personal blast.
I am thrilled to announce that my first book, How to Lose the Information War, will be published by IBTauris, an imprint of Bloomsbury, in Spring 2020. The book describes the lessons I learned on the front lines of this war, when I advised the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported democratic activists throughout Eastern Europe. It sets out how to fight back against the disinformation crisis as it spreads from cities on Russia’s borders all the way to Main Street America. Drawing on interviews with key players in government and in civil society, the book recounts the successes and pitfalls of responses to Russian disinformation that changed the course of history in five countries.
The best place to receive updates and pre-order information is right here, so sit tight! In the meantime, here’s a gratuitous photo of me looking author-ly.
(📸 by Pete Kiehart)
🏃♀️catch me if you can🏃♀️
Before I lock myself away for the summer to finish my manuscript, I am headed back to Europe in June, and I’d love to see you while I’m there:
In London: June 15 at the National Army Museum’s conference on “Propaganda: Persuasion, Information, Deception”
In Tbilisi: June 17 at the University of Georgia’s conference on “Tracking Russian Influence in Post-Communist Countries”
As always, thank you for your continued support! It means the world. 😊