Seminar with Bettina Renz at Uppsala

Bettina Renz will give a presentation at Uppsala on the Russian information warfare.

Since the annexation of Crimea in spring 2014, the view that the Kremlin’s use of information warfare poses a serious threat to Russia’s neighbours and to the West has become firmly established. Taking an in-depth look at the coordination of Moscow’s uses of information, at the prowess of these tools, and at their assumed successes so far, the paper suggests that many important questions about Russian information warfare remain as of yet unanswered and require further investigation.

Bettina Renz is an associate professor at the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics & International Relations. Her research and teaching expertise is strategic studies with a particular focus on Russia. She has published widely on contemporary Russian defence and security policy, military transformation and security sector reform. Her recent publications include: ‘Why Russia is reviving its conventional military power’, Parameters, 46(2) (2016) and ‘Russia and “hybrid warfare”, Contemporary Politics, 22(3) (2016). She also is about to publish a book Russia’s Military Revival by Polity Press in spring 2018.