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[Online] 21st century warfare: a whole of society approach to resilience

01 June at 5:00 pm - 6:00 am

Save to Calendar 1-6-2022 5:00 pm 1-6-2022 6:00 am [Online] 21st century warfare: a whole of society approach to resilience

Ukraine has been enduring a conventional attack by Russia since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The latest invasion was justified by Putin based on a false narrative, spread and fuelled by strictly controlled state media in Russia, disinformation campaigns by Russian media outlets as well as the Kremlin’s interference in other countries’ elections.

In response to Russia’s latest aggression against Ukraine, we are witnessing a global whole-of-society response that involves not only state and institutional actors, but an unprecedented level of support and influence from private companies and citizens. Instead of facing an isolated Ukraine, Russia is faced with a united West and an army of hyper-enabled private citizens, civil society groups, NGOs and companies challenging it in the information sphere, cyberspace, and in providing key capabilities to Ukrainian forces.

This new global swarm are tracking Russian troops, hacking Russian infrastructure, debunking disinformation, and trying to reach out to the Russian population to inform them about the war. Local organisations in neighbouring states are arranging support for Ukrainian refugees.

At the same time, the staying power of member states’ societal resilience remains fragile in the aftermath of the pandemic and during a time when citizens were expecting their lives to return to normal. For these and many other reasons, strengthening ties and understanding between governments, local authorities, the private sector and citizens remains of vital importance as the conflict in Ukraine continues and we look to a future that includes the greater use of AI, the dawn of augmented and virtual reality potentially, and their ability to amplify disinformation campaigns leading to radicalisation and disinformation-driven violent extremism.

The event is part of Friends of Europe Security briefing series. In each 60-minute session, members have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. Participation is by invitation only.

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Save to Calendar 1-6-2022 5:00 pm 1-6-2022 6:00 am [Online] 21st century warfare: a whole of society approach to resilience

Ukraine has been enduring a conventional attack by Russia since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The latest invasion was justified by Putin based on a false narrative, spread and fuelled by strictly controlled state media in Russia, disinformation campaigns by Russian media outlets as well as the Kremlin’s interference in other countries’ elections.

In response to Russia’s latest aggression against Ukraine, we are witnessing a global whole-of-society response that involves not only state and institutional actors, but an unprecedented level of support and influence from private companies and citizens. Instead of facing an isolated Ukraine, Russia is faced with a united West and an army of hyper-enabled private citizens, civil society groups, NGOs and companies challenging it in the information sphere, cyberspace, and in providing key capabilities to Ukrainian forces.

This new global swarm are tracking Russian troops, hacking Russian infrastructure, debunking disinformation, and trying to reach out to the Russian population to inform them about the war. Local organisations in neighbouring states are arranging support for Ukrainian refugees.

At the same time, the staying power of member states’ societal resilience remains fragile in the aftermath of the pandemic and during a time when citizens were expecting their lives to return to normal. For these and many other reasons, strengthening ties and understanding between governments, local authorities, the private sector and citizens remains of vital importance as the conflict in Ukraine continues and we look to a future that includes the greater use of AI, the dawn of augmented and virtual reality potentially, and their ability to amplify disinformation campaigns leading to radicalisation and disinformation-driven violent extremism.

The event is part of Friends of Europe Security briefing series. In each 60-minute session, members have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. Participation is by invitation only.

Friends of Europe info@friendsofeurope.org DD/MM/YYYY 15
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Ukraine has been enduring a conventional attack by Russia since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The latest invasion was justified by Putin based on a false narrative, spread and fuelled by strictly controlled state media in Russia, disinformation campaigns by Russian media outlets as well as the Kremlin’s interference in other countries’ elections.

In response to Russia’s latest aggression against Ukraine, we are witnessing a global whole-of-society response that involves not only state and institutional actors, but an unprecedented level of support and influence from private companies and citizens. Instead of facing an isolated Ukraine, Russia is faced with a united West and an army of hyper-enabled private citizens, civil society groups, NGOs and companies challenging it in the information sphere, cyberspace, and in providing key capabilities to Ukrainian forces.

This new global swarm are tracking Russian troops, hacking Russian infrastructure, debunking disinformation, and trying to reach out to the Russian population to inform them about the war. Local organisations in neighbouring states are arranging support for Ukrainian refugees.

At the same time, the staying power of member states’ societal resilience remains fragile in the aftermath of the pandemic and during a time when citizens were expecting their lives to return to normal. For these and many other reasons, strengthening ties and understanding between governments, local authorities, the private sector and citizens remains of vital importance as the conflict in Ukraine continues and we look to a future that includes the greater use of AI, the dawn of augmented and virtual reality potentially, and their ability to amplify disinformation campaigns leading to radicalisation and disinformation-driven violent extremism.

The event is part of Friends of Europe Security briefing series. In each 60-minute session, members have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. Participation is by invitation only.

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https://www.friendsofeurope.org/events/21st-century-warfare-a-whole-of-society-approach-to-resilience/#about