DECODING CRIMEA. PINPOINTING THE INFLUENCE STRATEGIES OF MODERN INFORMATION WARFARE Cover Image

DECODING CRIMEA. PINPOINTING THE INFLUENCE STRATEGIES OF MODERN INFORMATION WARFARE
DECODING CRIMEA. PINPOINTING THE INFLUENCE STRATEGIES OF MODERN INFORMATION WARFARE

Author(s): Alan Kelly, Christopher Paul
Subject(s): Media studies, Government/Political systems, Politics and communication, Politics and society, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Crimea; Modern information warfare; Maidan Uprising; Ukraine and the West; Russia;
Summary/Abstract: In an era set to be defined by persistent contestation between states, of a nature which falls short of open conflict, Western democracies need to adapt. Strategies employed by adversaries are less likely to rely on the direct application of military power and increasingly on the opportunities afforded by new technologies to create effects, shrouded in complexity and ambiguity, in the information environment. Analysts, planners and policy makers facing these threats struggle with limited tools to understand their form and structure. As a response to this challenge, we propose an addition to the toolkit - a Taxonomy of Influence Strategies. This is a comprehensive system which attempts to identify, describe and classify the fundamental units of influence, referring to them as ‘plays’.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-61-1
  • Page Count: 36
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English