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):

Report Date:

2017-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Since 2009, the Republic of Moldovas SSP is integration within the European Union EU and close cooperation with NATO. Russia considers Moldovas current SSP against its national interests. To influence Moldovas 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 Russians 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, Moldovas public support for the current SSP dropped dramatically and registered the lowest ratings since 2009. This suggests the effectiveness of the Russian Federations propaganda in the Republic of Moldova. If the current Moldovas government does not intervene to mitigate the influence of the propaganda, the SSP of the country may be changed in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE