Accession Number : AD1051130

Title :   Countering Russian Active Measures

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,31 Jul 2017,16 Apr 2018


Personal Author(s) : SANTE,ALEJANDRO

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Report Date : 16 Apr 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Since 2008, a revanchist Russia has sought to reassert itself as a superpower in the international community. In this quest, Russia has revived Soviet-era political warfare, known as active measures (aktivnyye meropriatii), to advance its political objectives without resorting to armed conflict. Russia has masterfully adapted the shrewd techniques of Soviet active measures campaigns to the modern strategic environment with incredible success and kept Western leaders on their heels as Russia expands its sphere of influence. This thesis proposes a foundation for a strategic approach to counter Russian active measures by defining Soviet and Russian political warfare, analyzing how Russia has adapted Soviet active measures activities to modern times, and addressing potential vulnerabilities

Descriptors :   Russia , government (foreign) , strategy , geopolitics , vulnerabilities , national politics , national security , foreign relations , asymmetric warfare , Propaganda , economics , detection , deterrence , history

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE