Author, investigative journalist and recognized expert in disinformation, Michael D. Weiss will speak on the role of the U. S in the recent conflicts in Central Asia, the Middle East and Ukraine. What are the strategic and foreign policy aims of the United States as expressed through its actions in recent conflicts?
Moderator: Anton Bendarzsevszkij, Director of Research at Danube Institute
Date: 9 June 2022, 2.00 p.m.
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest (Entrance: Aranybástya - The Golden Bastion Restaurant)
Mr. Weiss is an internationally respected investigative journalist who has covered the wars in Syria and Ukraine, and published widely on Russian espionage and disinformation. He is a co-author of “Inside the Army of Terror” and “The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money”. His first publication, “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror”, was a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the Top Ten Books on Terrorism by the Wall Street Journal as well as one of the Best Books of 2015 by The Times of London. It has been translated into seventeen languages, including Hungarian. He writes a column for The Daily Beast and serves as Consulting Executive Editor for Coda Story. He is news director at the New Lines magazine, contributing editor at The Daily Beast, and director of special investigations at the Free Russia Foundation. He is a regular contributor to CNN and also worked for the CNN Investigates team as Investigative Reporter for International Affairs. He is a regular guest on MSNBC, the BBC and "Real Time with Bill Maher”. He is currently working on his new book on psychological warfare conducted by the Russian Military Intelligence Center (GRU).
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