Russian and Ukrainian Perspectives on the Concept of Information Confrontation

Translations, 2002–2020

by Michelle Grisé, Yuliya Shokh, Khrystyna Holynska, Alyssa Demus


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In this volume, the authors of several translated articles, which were published between 2002 and 2020, provide insight into the evolution of military-scientific thinking in both Russia and Ukraine on the concept of information confrontation. The authors detail the impact of the rapid development of information technologies and information weapons over the past two decades on the military-scientific literature of Russia and Ukraine.

The articles in this volume provide insight into the varying definitions and subtypes of information confrontation, its historical evolution and application, the technical tools used in the conduct of information confrontation, and the relationship between the connected yet distinct concepts of information confrontation and information warfare.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    A New Form of Warfare: In the Coming Century, the Role of Information in Contactless Wars Will Only Increase

  • Chapter Three

    Information Weapons and Information Warfare: Reality and Speculation

  • Chapter Four

    Features of the Modern Period of Informational-Psychological Confrontation

  • Chapter Five

    Information Resources and Information Confrontation

  • Chapter Six

    Information Confrontation in the Military Sphere

  • Chapter Seven

    Information Confrontation on the Operational-Tactical Level

  • Chapter Eight

    Analysis of Information Wars of the Last Quarter-Century

  • Chapter Nine

    Information Confrontation: System of Terms and Definitions

  • Chapter Ten

    Analysis of the Organization and Conduct of Informational- Psychological Operations in the Conduct of Hybrid Wars

This work was sponsored by the United States European Command and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD).

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