Foreign Malign Influence Fact Sheets

Aug. 24, 2023

U.S. State Department Disarming Disinformation Site

Disinformation is one of the Kremlin’s most important and far-reaching weapons. Russia has operationalized the concept of perpetual adversarial competition in the information environment by encouraging the development of a disinformation and propaganda ecosystem.

Aug. 1, 2023

Biological Threat Reduction Program Global Nuclear Security

The Global Nuclear Security (GNS) Program supports the cooperative dismantlement of nuclear weapon programs, as well as the transportation and disposition of related systems and associated materials. The GNS Program builds international partner capacity and expertise to secure nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-usable or high-threat radiological materials, nuclear weapons components, equipment, technology, and expertise, and to counter nuclear smuggling.

Aug. 1, 2023

Biological Threat Reduction Program Chemical Security and Elimination

The Chemical Security and Elimination (CSE) Program supports the cooperative elimination of chemical weapons (CW), related materials, and infrastructure; and builds the capacity of international partners to secure toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) and CW precursors, as well as associated components, materials, equipment, technology, and expertise.

Aug. 1, 2023

Biological Threat Reduction Program BTRP

Biological Threat Reduction Program protects the United States, its Armed Forces and our allies from biological threats by strengthening the capabilities of partner nations and the international community to prevent, detect and prepare for outbreaks caused by biothreat pathogens.

May 15, 2023

Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Ukraine Factsheet

Since 2005, the program assisted the Ukrainian government in converting former Soviet biological weapons (BW) research facilities to support peaceful and safe biological detection and diagnostic capabilities and reduce the threats posed by dangerous pathogens, whether they are naturally occurring, accidental, or intentional.

April 14, 2023

Biology Threat Reduction Program Nigeria Factsheet

Since 2018, the program has worked with the Nigerian public health sector to enhance its diagnostic and disease detection capabilities to support both local and international efforts to diagnose, track, and respond to potential infectious disease outbreaks.

April 14, 2023

U.S. DoD CTR Program (DoD CTR) Biological Threat Reduction Engagement with THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

U.S. Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (DoD CTR) Biological Threat Reduction Engagement with THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, 1996-2013. Since 1991, Congress has provided $2.3 billion to support CTR efforts globally.

April 14, 2023

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Ukraine Factsheet

Biological Security Engagement in Ukraine: U.S. Cooperation and Threat Reduction Programs

March 14, 2023

The Kremlin’s Never-Ending Attempt to Spread Disinformation about Biological Weapons

Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, has pushed false claims for decades about biological weapons in an attempt to create mistrust in the peaceful global efforts and public health institutions that counter biological threats.