Postdoctoral Fellow writes for War on the Rocks

Jun 14, 2017

In his article "Moscow's Assaults on American Democracy Began 80 Years Ago," Postdoctoral Fellow Ian Johnson explores the history of Soviet interference in American elections. 

Dr. Johnson argues that "the role of Russia‚Äôs intelligence services in the 2016 election represents the revival of Soviet efforts that predate even the Cold War." He details the history of Soviet interference in the American political establishment in the 1930s and 1940s, including the cooption of journalists, congressmen, and even the former Vice President. 

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