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Russia is Weaponizing Culture

The hybrid warfare that Russia has been waging against Europe and the West, especially since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, is a fight for people’s hearts, minds and souls.
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The Integrity Initiative is a non-partisan programme

The Integrity Initiative is a non-partisan programme of The Institute for Statecraft, a non-partisan charity which promotes good governance. The Integrity Initiative looks specifically at the use of disinformation and malign influence to undermine the values of democratic societies.

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Western sanctions and Russian oligarchs

Are Western sanctions on Russia working? Their effects on the economy as a whole, and on specific sectors, are much scrutinised. By contrast, their impact on Russia’s economic elite remains little studied. Yet this could prove highly significant, for two reasons. First, many elites are heavily dependent on access to Western economic and legal systems. Second, they are well placed to protect their interests. Elites have stronger intrinsic motivation and ability to minimise sanctions’ effects than the wider population.

West is once again failing test set by Russian aggression The Integrity Initiative Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:32

Edward Lucas is Senior Vice President at the Centre for European Policy Analysis (www.cepa.org)

Imagine that it is 1 September 1939. German troops have just attacked Poland. Should the outside world a) call for calm b) denounce Hitler’s aggression c) help Poland?

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