Shadow Wars: Fake News and Hybrid WarfareSemester Course

Shadow Wars Fake News and Hybrid Warfare, Elective Course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
History, International Relations, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

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.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Communication, Government


Martin Cleemann Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA (Russian and History, University of Copenhagen 2004, graduated on Civil-Military relations in Russia, 1993-99). Associate professor at the Royal Danish Officer Academy (2011- ), Senior Advisor NordGEN at the Nordic Council of Ministers 2005-2009 on Russia and the CIS, Associate Professor Nordic Council of Ministers Petrazavodsk State University 1998, Exchange Student, Odessa (Ukraine), and St. Petersburg (1996-1997). Various positions as translator and leads many visits to Russia as well as several battlefield tours. Analyst on Russian matters in Danish news media. With DIS since 2015.

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