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Russian information offensive in the international relations


[ 1 ] Instytut Studiów Strategicznych, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication


Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2020 | Journal volume: vol. 30 | Journal number: no. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Bezpieczeństwo międzynarodowe
  • Bezpieczeństwo militarne
  • Działania informacyjne
  • Informacja
  • Pole walki
  • Polityka międzynarodowa
  • Rosja
  • Stosunki międzynarodowe
  • Walka informacyjna
  • Information operations
  • Information warfare
  • International relations
  • International security
  • Military security
  • Russia

EN The information war is beginning to play a dominant role in international relations. It is important because it occurs intensively in peacetime and determines the results of international clashes. This article aims to identify offensive elements in Russian theoretical and doctrinal views on the role and content of the information offensive in international relations. To meet this aim, a comparative analysis of research studies, documents and offcial statements was carried out. The study sets out to investigate how Russia assesses the usefulness of the information offensive for conducting international policy. The study revealed that the information war and information warfare in modern conditions in the Russian scientifc debate occupy a prominent place. Regardless of the declared defensive nature of the Russian information offensive, both the scientifc and doctrinal views emphasise the value of the information offensive for conducting international policy. Russia takes the information offensive in international relations very seriously and treats it as one of the main forms of international confrontation. This has serious consequences for countries close to Russia as it creates a new threat to their national security in peacetime.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

31 - 47





Bibliografia, netografia 46-47.

Copyrights to the institution

Akademia Sztuki Wojennej

License type

CC BY-NC-ND (attribution - noncommercial - no derivatives)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date


Date of Open Access to the publication

in press

Points of MNiSW / journal


Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021


Publication indexed in

CEJSH | BazTech