Gavin Wilde
Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs


Gavin Wilde is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he applies his expertise on Russia and information warfare to examine the strategic challenges posed by cyber and influence operations, propaganda, and emerging technologies.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Wilde served on the National Security Council as director for Russia, Baltic, and Caucasus affairs. In addition to managing country-specific portfolios, he focused on formulating and coordinating foreign malign influence, election security, and cyber policies. 

Wilde also served in senior leadership, analytic, and linguist roles within the U.S. intelligence community for nearly fifteen years, generating insights for counterintelligence, policymaking, and military decisionmakers. This included co-authoring assessments of Russian activities targeting the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

Wilde is a nonresident fellow at Defense Priorities and an adjunct professor at the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He previously assessed geopolitical risk for multinational corporations as a managing consultant at Krebs Stamos Group, a cybersecurity advisory. His analysis has been featured in War on the Rocks, Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, Just Security, Texas National Security Review, and elsewhere.

Wilde holds a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Utah and graduated with distinction from the National War College with an MS in National Security Strategy. 

MS, National Security Strategy, National War College, BA, Russian Studies, University of Utah
English, Russian

All work from Gavin Wilde

39 Results
In The Media
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Microsoft’s Recall Puts the Biden Administration’s Cyber Credibility on the Line

Why has the White House remained silent on the launch of a product that violates the spirit and letter of its flagship cybersecurity initiatives?

· June 12, 2024
In The Media
in the media
From Panic to Policy: The Limits of Foreign Propaganda and the Foundations of an Effective Response

A discussion on Gavin Wilde’s recent article about the effects of foreign propaganda on U.S. domestic politics. 

· May 28, 2024
Horns of a Dilemma podcast (War on the Rocks)
In The Media
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Information Warfare and Its Casualties

A review of Peter Pomertantsev, “How to Win an Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler” (PublicAffairs, 2024)

· May 14, 2024
In The Media
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Lawfare Daily: Law Enforcement Hacking as a Tool Against Transnational Cyber Crime

Discussing law enforcement efforts to "hack the hackers."

· May 14, 2024
The Lawfare Podcast
In The Media
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How Russian Disinformation Really Threatens the USA

The leadup to voting this November will renew fears in the United States about Russian malign influence. 

· May 9, 2024
The Naked Pravda Podcast
In The Media
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Don’t Hype the Disinformation Threat

Downplaying the Risk Helps Foreign Propagandists—but So Does Exaggerating It

· May 3, 2024
Foreign Affairs
In The Media
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Responding Effectively to Foreign Propaganda with Gavin Wilde

A discussion on the effectiveness to thwart Russia's foreign influence efforts in damaging our democracy.

· May 1, 2024
Cyber Focus Podcast (McCrary Institute)
Exploring Law Enforcement Hacking as a Tool Against Transnational Cyber Crime

Western law enforcement agencies have become more assertive in responding to international cyber crime, including through their own disruptive cyber operations. This growing trend is generally a positive one, but it also poses new policy challenges—both domestically and abroad.

· April 23, 2024
Moscow’s Lies in a Crisis Don’t Just Mask Failure. They Reinforce It.

The Kremlin’s response to the Crocus City Hall terrorist attack demonstrates the risks when political leaders prize loyalty over competence from their national security bureaucracies.

· March 27, 2024
In the Media
From Panic to Policy: The Limits of Foreign Propaganda and the Foundations of an Effective Response

American leaders and scholars have long feared the prospect that hostile foreign powers could subvert democracy by spreading false, misleading, and inflammatory information by using various media.

· March 26, 2024
Texas National Security Review