Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev is a Soviet-born British journalist, author and TV producer. In 1978, his family moved to West Germany and then Great Britain. After the fall of the USSR, Pomerantsev lived for several years in Putin’s Russia. In 2011, Pomerantsev began to write on the worrying political and societal trends Russia was undergoing. His work has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, Newsweek, Politico, and many other media outlets. In 2014, he published his first book, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. In it, Pomerantsev examines the bizarre propaganda machine undergirding the Putin regime and what the ongoing “information war” means for the West. In addition to his work as an author, Pomerantsev has also been project chair for the Information Warfare Initiative of the Center for European Policy Analysis and lead the Beyond Propaganda program within the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, where he was a Senior Fellow.