Russian disinformation campaigns are a hot topic these days, but fake news emanating from Moscow is hardly a new phenomenon for U.S. public diplomacy. However, the same phenomena that have allowed the Russian infowar to...KEEP READING
New CPD Perspectives: Post-Truth Georgian Identity
Her third essay in CPD Perspectives, "The Floating Tree: Crafting Resilient State Narratives in Post-Truth Environments," looks at how Russian disinformation campaigns attempt to shape the Georgian narrative and the need to create a Georgian identity.
Walker's piece gets its name from former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's attempts to move an 135-year-old tulip tree to his own private nature reserve. According to Walker, "The surreal image of Ivanishvili's tulip tree adrift on the Black Sea has emerged as a metaphor for Georgia's current narrative stasis."
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