The Next Phase of Russian Information Warfare

Giles, Keir

In the 18 months since Russia’s seizure of Crimea, Western understanding of Russian information warfare techniques has developed beyond all recognition. From the preserve of a few isolated specialists, study of Russia’s use of the information tool has become mainstream. A number of excellent investigative reports have examined in detail the ideological grounding and conceptual basis for Russia’s approach to information warfare. And a substantial body of research has emerged describing in detail the operational measures used by Russia.