In this course we analyze some of the major challenges facing Europe today. Drawing on methods and simulation games used by both the military and by civilian institutions, we examine what lies beyond the headlines and analyze how fake news and hybrid warfare influence a Europe in crisis. Through a number of case studies from Russia and other European countries, we focus on how and why the battle of ideas is being fought and what role fake news and hybrid warfare play in this battle. From the battlefields of Ukraine to the polished floors of Brussels, from the crack-down on free press in Russia to the rise of right-wing nationalism in Europe, we discuss, simulation game, and analyze our way into the dilemmas and consequences of why the dictatorship of tomorrow to many seems more desirable than the democracy of today.
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