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Vladimir Putin wants to overtake the United States as a power broker in the Middle East. As part of his strategy, he’s fighting a war of ideas against Washington on Arab airwaves. These clips from the Russian TV channel RT Arabic highlight a disinformation campaign aiming to disorient Arab audiences and turn them against their friends. Maybe it’s time for the world’s liberal democracies and their Arab allies to wage a thoughtful response.


Liberals in Saudi media

Jihadist television in Arabic

Arab voices against extremist television

Russian television in Arabic

Teaching critical thinking in Arab countries

Saudi comedy for social change

Iranian broadcasting as a tool of intimidation

The Culture of Lawfulness Project

Abuse of history by sectarian extremists

Nasser al-Qasabi versus ISIS

© 2017 Joseph Braude