Accession Number : AD1038815


Title :   How the Russian Federation Uses the Informational Instrument of National Power to Influence the Republic of Moldovas Strategic Security Policy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States


Personal Author(s) : Parfeni,Dumitru


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038815.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : Since 2009, the Republic of Moldova's SSP is integration within the European Union (EU) and close cooperation with NATO. Russia considers Moldova's current SSP against its national interests. To influence Moldova's SSP, the Russian Federation uses propaganda. The objectives of Russian propaganda in Moldova are to disrupt the EU integration, instigate anti-Western sentiments, and popularize its official policy among the Moldovan. Media outlets, NGOs, Orthodox Church and political parties are the propaganda tools to carry propaganda messages to the target audience. Propaganda targets youth, Soviet nostalgic people, and Russian's compatriots in Moldova. Even though the Republic of Moldova achieved remarkable result in the integration and cooperation areas, public support for the current SSP is declining. According to the October 2016 polls, Moldova's public support for the current SSP dropped dramatically and registered the lowest ratings since 2009. This suggests the effectiveness of the Russian Federation's propaganda in the Republic of Moldova. If the current Moldova's government does not intervene to mitigate the influence of the propaganda, the SSP of the country may be changed in the future.


Descriptors :   moldova , russia , national politics , national security , international law , governments , information operations , psychological operations , social networking services , social networks , information warfare , societies , social media , political systems , information systems , European Union , Mass media , Propaganda , POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE