Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group/UCMC. STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

The Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group’s (UCMC) analysts convene to delve into the realms of Russian disinformation, propaganda, and the influence of hybrid warfare in 2024. In these succinct podcast episodes, the team explores recent observations and analyses, sharing expert opinions and conclusions on the prevailing challenges within the information sphere today.

In #EP 5, we are joined by HWAG Analyst, Anton Khimiak, author of the analysis: Does NATO Drills STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024 Worry Russia?

Host: Matt Wickham, Analyst UCMC/HWAG

Speaker: Anton Khimiak, Analyst UCMC/HWAG

1. Which narratives and arguments does the Kremlin’s media use to portray NATO’s “Steadfast Defender-2024” as a threat to Russia’s security and regional stability?

2. How do Z-telegram channels influence public opinion in Russia about the country’s military capabilities and its response to perceived threats from NATO exercises?

3. How does Russian propaganda use the threat of nuclear weapons to boost domestic support and project strength abroad?

4. We are hearing a lot about Russia potentially attacking a EU country in the near future, what are your thoughts about this upon doing this analysis. Did you see any narratives that echo this or calls for concern?