Even though, it does not possess better technological and financial resources than the United States and Europe, Russia still succeeds in generating significant challenges during the extremely important processes. It is only that Russia anticipated before others that nowadays technology is keeping the world order. Free access to information, speed, anonymity, lack of geographical boundaries transcend traditional concepts of state which makes Russian hybrid tactics and activities much more effective, visible and multilayered. On the other side, news outlets have dropped most fact checking and critical analysis steps in order to churn out news more cheaply and quickly and as a result daft and untrue stories are appearing in mainstream news. Besides this, technological developments and advances of artificial intelligence enable picture, audio and video tampering that allow creation of completely fabricated content that can potentially have disastrous consequences. There are no easy and quick solutions. And yes, a prompt, structured, institutional answers against it, are lacking. Both individually and collectively societies will need to learn resilience.
MODERATOR: Aleksandar BREZAR, Journalist
Robert PSZCZEL, Senior Officer for Russia and the Western Balkans, NATO PDD
Arnis ŠNORE, Deputy Director, CoI Vulnerabilities and Resilience, The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
Rufin ZAMFIR, Programs Director, GlobalFocus Center, Romania
Nicolas de PEDRO, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft
Tomáš KRIŠŠÁK, Project Coordinator, Open Society Foundation in Bratislava