Authors: Ilia Khutsishvili
Affiliation: New Vision University


Keywords: National Security, Information Warfare, Disinformation, Hybrid Warfare
ABSTRACT. During the hybrid warfare obtaining timely, comprehensive and objective intelligence information and counter-intelligence responses for states is vital to pursuing the right, domestic and foreign policy course. One of the directions of hybrid warfare is to conduct information warfare, as the purpose of information warfare is to shape public opinion and to exert psychological influence on the population. The purpose of this paper is to identify the main directions, threats and risk factors of the Russia’s special services in the context of the hybrid warfare to outline Russia’s special servises’ interests, goals, aspirations and objectives in Georgia and Ukraine.


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