Research by: Chad M. Briggs & Miriam Matejova
The Russian invasions of Ukraine in 2014 and 2022 represented not only attempts to erase Ukrainian sovereignty but were also linked to a larger campaign by the Kremlin to undermine trust in democratic institutions, scientific data, and resilience of Western societies. This form of hybrid warfare has long taken a particular focus on energy systems, both in attempts to maintain Russian oil and gas exports, and to target energy infrastructure in invaded states like Ukraine. This article briefly traces the origins of the Russian government’s “assault on truth,” revealing how the information battlespace has affected global climate politics. The disruption of climate politics has long been a goal of the Kremlin and its allies – we argue that the ongoing energy crisis must be approached carefully, with particular attention to countering anti-science and anti-climate efforts.
To cite this article: Briggs, C. M., & Matejova, M. (2023). Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine and its Impact on Climate Politics. Czech Journal of International Relations, 58(2), 149–165. https://doi.org/10.32422/cjir.745.
To access this article: https://doi.org/10.32422/cjir.745.
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Czech Journal of International Relations (CJIR) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes scholarly work in International Relations (IR), and also research based in other disciplines if its contribution is relevant for IR.
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