A Single Solution for a Rogue Russia

By Rob Dannenberg

Rob Dannenberg served as chief of operations for CIA's Counterterrorism Center, chief of the Central Eurasia Division and chief of the Information Operations Center before retiring from the Agency.  He served as managing director and head of the Office of Global Security for Goldman Sachs, and as director of International Security Affairs at BP.  He is now an independent consultant on geopolitical and security risk.

Cipher Brief expert Robert Dannenberg is a 24-year veteran of the CIA, where he served in several senior leadership positions, including chief of operations for the Counterterrorism Center, chief of the Central Eurasia Division and chief of the CIA’s Information Operations Center.  Post CIA, he worked as Chief of Global Security for Goldman Sachs.

OPINION — Last week, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced it had unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions, including the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo; the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the World Cup.  The ban, which was imposed for four years, was issued over doping non-compliance. The WADA report establishes that in 2018-2019 the doping samples of 145 athletes were manipulated and that attempts were made by Russia to hack the doping data base and associated systems. Russian state officials did not meaningfully cooperate with WADA investigators and offered active disinformation.

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