Bridge Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez was quoted in a January 24 article by Think Progress on Russia’s investment in Austria’s far- right shift. “As a major power, Russia is interested in a weak European Union. For that reason, it is obvious that its government supports right-wing populist and extremists all over Europe. The Freedom Party is one of them,” said Farid Hafez, adding that there were signs that the Kremlin hoped the rise of these group would weaken Europe from within. The article can be accessed here.