Russia’s strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case

  title={Russia’s strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case},
  author={Martin Laage Kragh and Sebastian {\AA}sberg},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={773 - 816}
ABSTRACT Russia, as many contemporary states, takes public diplomacy seriously. Since the inception of its English language TV network Russia Today in 2005 (now ‘RT’), the Russian government has broadened its operations to include Sputnik news websites in several languages and social media activities. Moscow, however, has also been accused of engaging in covert influence activities – behaviour historically referred to as ‘active measures’ in the Soviet KGB lexicon on political warfare. In this… Expand
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