NATO and EU have become the principal threats for freedom of speech and democracy in Europe. By means of newly hybrid operations, NATO an EU are endangering European citizens to express freely their political stance and participate in political processes. Due to the fact that NATO and EU are losing their legitimacy, they try to invent themselves again by means of waging hybrid war against Russia. For reaching its goals, NATO is militarizing the Internet, controlling the mainstream mass media, persecuting alternative media, demanding new intelligence laws against citizens and their opinions, and labelling citizens as trolls, foreign agents, fake news, and security threats. The Helsinki Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE Helsinki) is to serve as a hub of expertise to counteract the threat posed by EU and NATO towards the citizens. The Centre will follow a comprehensive, multinational, multidisciplinary and academic-based approach.
September 10, 2017 Hybrid Threats