Russia’s information war in Central Europe: New trends and counter-measures

The main purpose of Russia’s information campaign, as part of hybrid warfare, is to undermine its opponents. Rather than promoting Russia itself, it seeks to achieve gradual decomposition of the institutional framework and security architecture of Europe. The key targets of the Kremlin’s divide et impera strategy in Central Europe have been the EU and NATO, as well as the United States. At the same time, the mass influx of disinformation on often serves Russia directly, presenting it in a positive light at the local level, sometimes even depicting it in the role of the only rational actor, unrecognized or misunderstood peacemaker and saviour.

Russia Watch: July 2016

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: kremlin.ru
8. Aug 2016  |  Russia

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Russia Watch: "Yarovaya" counterterrorism law

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS.
18. Jul 2016  |  Russia

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Russia Watch: May-June 2016

13. Jun 2016  |  Russia

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Russia Watch: April 2016

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: Boris Tumakov, er.ru
12. May 2016  |  Russia

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Russia’s military resurgence and implications for the NATO Alliance

By Filip Tuček. Photo: Ministry of Defense of Russia
11. Apr 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Russia

Myths about Russia’s military might (or lack thereof – depending on the source) have flooded the public space. It is on high time to remove the cloak of mystery, analyse facts, and look objectively into how Russia has sought to rebuild its armed forces. The better understanding of both Russia’s military achievements and limitations is vital to make optimal policy decisions, not least at the July NATO Summit in Warsaw.

Russia Watch: March 2016

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: kremlin.ru
11. Apr 2016  |  Russia

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Russia Watch: February 2016

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: russianchurch|youtube
11. Mar 2016  |  Russia

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The spies who protect the Russian bear

By Filip Tuček. Photo: kremlin.ru
22. Feb 2016  |  Russia  |  Opinions

When Vladimir Putin succeeded Sergei Stepashin as Prime Minister in 1999, he was the third former high-ranking KGB officer in a row to lead the Russian government. By the end of the year, President Boris Yeltsin – in poor health and politically weak – announced his resignation and pointed to Mr. Putin as his successor. Thus, with the new millennium, a new chapter in Russia’s history has begun; a chapter, where former intelligence officers play a crucial role.

Balázs Jarábik cited by Financial Times

16. Feb 2016  |  Russia  |  In the media

Russia's trade relations and economic presence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have weakened. The Financial Times explored the statistics and reasons for the descreased Russia's economic footprint in the region. Economic sanctions, plummeting commodity prices, and the recession in Russia induced the downturn in trade and withdrawal of some major Russian companies from the former Soviet-bloc countries.

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