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The Age of Sharp Power: China, Russia and Iran: The Interference is not Soft. The Italian Case.
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The Age of Sharp Power: China, Russia and Iran: The Interference is not Soft. The Italian Case. (Paperback)

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Aim of the book is to raise awareness of authoritarian countries influence penetration into democracies through cyber-offense, intellectual property theft, media networks spreading propaganda, bots and fake-news on social networks, and cultural exchanges that may constitute a peril to academic freedom and threaten the freedom of speech in some western institutes. Meanwhile "The age of sharp power" offers an unedited analysis of the Italian case, unveiling Russia and China network of influence in the "Belpaese" and suggesting how to defend sensible national infrastructure from authoritarian States' penetration. The book was thought to be a groundbreaking volume that may well be considered as a Political science volume as, together with pragmatic examples and exclusive interviews with officials and experts, it also offers an unedited theoretical frame. This may well be true especially as academic research on "sharp power" is at its first steps and there is no wide literature on this matter.

BusinessEconomicsInternational economicsInternational tradeHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsDiplomacy Publisher: Bocconi University Press Publication Date: 30/07/2019 ISBN-13: 9788885486843  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paolo Messa is the founder of the magazine Formiche and member of the Center for American Studies Administrative Board. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC and member of the Strategic Board for Global Governance course at Tor Vergata University in Rome. He is professor at LUISS Business School and gives lectures on media and intelligence in several Italian universities.

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