President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis
Dr. Alina Polyakova is President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, DC. Before joining CEPA, she was the Founding Director for Global Democracy and Emerging Technology at the Brookings Institution and served as Director of Research for Europe and Eurasia at the Atlantic Council. Dr. Polyakova is professor of European Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She writes extensively on Russian political warfare, European security, digital authoritarianism, and the implications of emerging technologies to democracies. She is the author of the book The Dark Side of European Integration, and a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and The Atlantic.
In the digital age, the mobilisation of societal groups via digital platforms, the rise of domestic violent extremism and the spread of polarisation have changed the fabric of democracy. This sparks a question regarding how to preserve the democratic values and maintain a civil conversation while respecting differences in our societies. It remains to be […]