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How the Kremlin is manipulating the Refugee Crisis

IED Research Paper by Antonios Nestoras

30.01.2019



This research paper examines how the manipulation of the refugee crisis by the Kremlin fits the wider strategic narrative of Russia confrontation with the West.


This research paper examines how the manipulation of the refugee crisis by the Kremlin fits the wider strategic narrative of Russia confrontation with the West and argues that this narrative frames a revisionist agenda with an ulterior motive: to promote Russia as a reliable security provider for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and, hence, to reinstate the Kremlin's significance and ideological resonance in a part of the former Soviet sphere of influence. It ends with recommendations to counter Russian disinformation.


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