International Security & Foreign Policy

The Wind that Blows from the East: Understanding Russian Influence in Europe

Grant Year: 2015

Heather Conley and Ruslan Stefanov will assess the magnitude and effectiveness of Russia’s influence operations in Central and Eastern Europe. They will collect quantitative and qualitative data on Russia’s political and economic activities in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia, and Serbia between 2004 and 2014. They will then test whether thes e activities correlate with changes in the countries’ ratings on indices of political freedom and good governance. The project’s findings will appear in a monograph.

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