Hostile Influence Strategies & Operations

Does the West Dare to Open the Eastern Front of Information War?

Why should the West also go on the offensive against the Kremlin to counter disinformation? Because The Kremlin, beyond any doubt, will continue to spread and accelerate its hostile influence activities against Western democracies. The Western societies have nothing to lose, but rather can benefit, by moving the front line from their information space into Russia’s.

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Teperik: Time to Build Electoral Resilience in Ukraine

ICDS Chief Executive and Programme Director “Resilient Ukraine” Dmitri Teperik participated in the international roundtable entitled “Russia’s interference in electoral processes: threat and response”, organized by the Committee of Voters of Ukraine in Kyiv on 17 February 2020.

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The Russian Orthodox Church: Faith, Power and Conquest

Until recently, the Russian Orthodox Church was a subject that interested few outside expert circles. That dramatically changed in late 2018 when the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople granted autocephaly (independence) to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The reverberations of this decision — religious, political and geopolitcal — underscore the importance that the Church once again plays in Russian policy.

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Autumn School Resilience League 2019 on Disinformation and Societal Polarisation

International Autumn School Resilience League 2019 gathered around 70 young professionals and experienced experts from the Baltic states, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. During the 6-day long event, participants discussed various aspects related to cognitive resilience against hostile disinformation, societal polarisation and harmful radicalisation.

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