Issue 1(11)2018

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NATO IN THE NEW HYBRID WARFARE ENVIRONMENT

The new security environment is amongst others experiencing asymmetric security threats that are often referred to as hybrid warfare or deployment of grey-zone tactics. Whilst such tactics were observed to be used by various non-state actors in the past decade, the actions carried out by the Russian Federation in the spring of 2014 against its…

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FACING THE RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF SOFT POWER

This article addresses the nature of the use of influence operations by the federal government of the Russian Federation’s as well as ways for detecting and countering such operations. This has been done via a qualitative study of the concept, the Russian government’s use, and principles for countering influence operations. The article concludes that the…

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STOKING THE FLAMES: RUSSIAN INFORMATION OPERATIONS IN TURKEY

Russian propaganda and information operations, or more accurately political warfare, in the West and near abroad have been covered extensively. Neither is it a new phenomenon, having a century-long history going back to the Bolsheviks in the early 20th century. However, Russian operations outside these areas received little attention. Therefore, in this paper Russian propaganda…

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CARNIVALISATION OF CARNIVAL

The article presents a historical overview of political satire shows from the USSR period (both TV and print) and contemporary political satire TV shows. Particular concern was given to the existing Russian TV shows and Russian-language political satire shows popular on Facebook and YouTube (Derzhites’ Tam, Laisvės TV, Lithuania, and Zapovednik, DW, Germany). Bakhtin’s idea…

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RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA: A BIG WAR FOR A SMALL AUDIENCE

The article analyzes the techniques and tools of Russian propaganda against the vulnerabilities of the local authorities of the Republic of Moldova. Russian propaganda’s messages are mostly absorbed by Russian-speaking citizens who do not have access to alternative media. Some local authorities are sabotaging the government’s efforts, so citizens are vulnerable to informational manipulation. The…

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