Defence Strategic Communications (4)

    TitleDefence Strategic Communications (4)
    Scientific work typesScientific journals/Scientific writing
    DescriptionVolume 4
    Institution nameNATO Stratēģiskās komunikācijas izcilības centrs
    NozareSociālās zinātnes


    The Spring of 2018 has brought into sharp focus how differently states pursue strategic communications. One particular incident, more spy novel than grand politics, would have far reaching consequences beyond its original intent. In March a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned using the military-grade nerve agent Novichok, apparently smeared on the door handle of his home in Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal, a retired colonel with Russian military intelligence, had previously been sentenced to prison in Moscow for 13 years as a British spy. Subsequently, he was exchanged in a spy swap. As dramatic as the murder attempt was, the aftermath would prove even more revealing.