Ukraine Civil Society and Security

Defining Ukraine’s National Resilience in Light of Non-linear Threats: Where to Start?

What makes eastern Ukraine more resilient than expected and/or calculated by the aggressor, which has succeeded in annexing the Crimea and occupying a territory of some four million people,1 but was stopped from penetrating further? A non-violent civilian defence was one of the key factors in deterring the aggression. A bigger question is what is required to build a sustainable societal and national resilience, where society can become an effective player in providing security. We have been seeking the answers to these questions, as the security threats in Ukraine are similar to those in Estonia.

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ICDS Organised in Kharkiv Panel Discussion on Informational and Psychological Resistance

In the framework of the Estonian-Ukrainian development cooperation project “Resilient Ukraine / Civil society support for strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine”, ICDS organised a panel discussion on informational and psychological resistance in the light of hybrid threats. Discussion took place on the 1st Ukrainian National Forum on Civil Journalism, which was held in Kharkiv on November 24-26, 2016.

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