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This week, we’re handing the mic over to Josh Rudolph, the Malign Finance fellow at GMF’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and the author of the new report, Covert Foreign Money.
Josh is joined by Luke Harding, best-selling author and senior international correspondent at The Guardian. Harding, who served as The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief from 2007-2011, recently published the new book “Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia’s Remaking of the West.”
From Novichok poisonings to millions in covert money, Josh and Luke discuss how the Kremlin tries to spread its influence around the world. The fake news and Facebook trolls are just part of this story.
- Book: Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West
- Report: Covert Foreign Money: Financial Loopholes Exploited by Authoritarians to Fund Political Interference in Democracies
- Article: Alexei Navalny and the long history of poisoned Kremlin critics
- Op-Ed: The Rise of Foreign Funds That Distort Western Politics