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Class 9. Case Study: Operation HELPFUL

How a CIA information warfare success story from the Cold War offers guidance for us today.

We had a great discussion yesterday with author Tim Weiner about how the CIA helped accelerate the fall of the Soviet Union through its support for the resistance movement in Poland, Solidarity. We also discussed Putin’s continuing PTSD from the fall of the Berlin Wall and whether the CIA and FBI are a match for the intelligence threat posed by China. T…

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Democracy in the (Dis)Information Age
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Asha Rangappa