IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(5): 309-313 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.840

The Russian Information War and Propaganda Narratives in the European Union and the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries

L. Makhashvili
Abstract—The European integration has drastically intensified in several European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries over recent several years, demonstrated clearly in groundbreaking agreements, decisions and initiatives, seen by these countries as a credible solution to their problems, including to the long-standing conflicts. Not surprisingly, so has the anti-Western rhetoric orchestrated by Russia. The anti-Western Russian information war raised the risks and threats of national security. Furthermore, by aiming at splitting societies and influencing governmental or EU calculations, it can and does hamper the EU’s active and fast engagement in its Eastern neighborhood. This paper will explore how Russia utilizes the anti-Western information campaign in the EU and the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries and what can be done to counter it.

Index Terms—Russia, information war, propaganda, EU, Ukraine, Georgia.

L. Makhashvili is with the Tbilisi State University, Georgia (e-mail: levanmakhashvili@gmail.com).

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Cite: L. Makhashvili, "The Russian Information War and Propaganda Narratives in the European Union and the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 309-313, 2017.

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