Hybrid CoE Working Paper 30: Security and geopolitics in the Arctic: The increase of hybrid threat activities in the Norwegian High North

This Hybrid CoE Working Paper and country case study investigates the recent increase in hybrid threat activities in the Norwegian High North, primarily linked to Russia. It discusses the various forms of these threats, including intelligence and information gathering, influence operations, and sabotage, highlighting their intent to destabilize society without engaging in direct military confrontation. The paper emphasizes the significance of the hybrid threat activities for Arctic security and calls for vigilant monitoring and policy development to counter the threats, which have the potential to influence the geopolitical power dynamics in the European Arctic.

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Working Paper

A medium-length paper covering work in progress. Develops and shares ideas on Hybrid CoE’s ongoing research/workstrand themes, or analyzes actors, events or concepts that are relevant from the point of view of hybrid threats.

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Arctic region Disinformation Resilience Russia