In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Nina Jankowicz, author and Disinformation Fellow with the Science and Technology Innovation Program. She discusses US-Ukraine relations as the partnership is tested like never before with impeachment proceedings underway in Washington. Jankowicz also discusses areas of continued cooperation such as cyber-warfare and the state of the conflict in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
Nina Jankowicz studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Her book How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict, will be published by Bloomsbury's IBTauris in Spring 2020. Ms. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed News, The Wilson Quarterly, and others. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs, and has been interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and PBS's Judy Woodruff. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Ms. Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.