Hybrid influence takes many forms, and some of them are less obvious and direct – such as undermining partnership between other states. The Kremlin, which repeatedly tries to persuade the world that Western alliances are failing, uses this strategy to produce “evidence” of such claims.
- It relies heavily on the existing problems, fueling them;
- Russian government tries to raise mutual hostility in target countries;
- The toolkit includes provocations, bribes, disinformation and more.
Check out our latest video which explores the issue with the example of Ukraine! Similar tactics, such as promoting territorial revisionism, are used elsewhere.
And while you’re at it, take another look at the case study of Ukrainian-Hungarian relations.