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Europe and U.S. Move to Fight Russian Hybrid Warfare

On Tuesday, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, a sign of just how seriously world leaders are taking Moscow’s attempts at destabilizing Europe, reported Foreign Policy.

Military posturing and disinformation “has become the backbone of Moscow’s modern day military doctrine,” Foreign Policy writes. The pact signed on Tuesday is intended to respond to Russia’s hybrid threat, or the “use of politics, diplomacy, the media, and cyberspace to destabilize opponents without necessarily having to resort to tanks and artillery.”