How Has Finland Managed to Rebuff Russian Interference?

How Has Finland Managed to Rebuff Russian Interference?
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini attend the inauguration of the Hybrid CoE, Helsinki, Finland, Oct. 2, 2017 (Lehtikuva photo by Jussi Nukari via AP).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Omar H. Rahman, discuss a tale of two corruption scandals in Israel and South Africa. For the Report, Mackenzie Weinger talks with Andrew Green about why Finland is in the vanguard of efforts to counter Russia’s use of hybrid threats to undermine Western democracies.

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