International Security & Foreign Policy

The Postmortem: Lessons Learned from Russian and Chinese Disinformation Campaigns Around the COVID-19 Crisis

Grant Year: 2020


Edward Lucas and Corina Rebegea will research and write a report assessing how Russia and China are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to escalate their information operations against the West. They will review existing literature; form a working group of transatlantic experts; create a taxonomy of known Russian and Chinese information operations around COVID-19; conduct field work in Belgium, Germany, and Poland; analyze the range and efficacy of existing responses; and develop recommendations for policymakers.

Center for European Policy Analysis International Security & Foreign Policy

$200,000