A multidisciplinary group of researchers, including Oxford DPhil students and experts are undertaking case studies of the crisis in Ukraine linked to the Russian invasion in February 2022, focusing on information and communication operations with implications for the present conflict and long-term global practices and policies. The research team will conduct an overarching case study of the developments around influence, networks, and security in the Ukraine crisis, as well as a set of embedded case studies of particular developments within Russia, Ukraine and internationally.
Initial support for this project comes from the Portulans Institute, which complements support from researchers in the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and the Saïd Business School.
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On September 26th the Portulans Institute held a roundtable at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School titled “How the War in Ukraine Could Reshape Global Information, Communication, and Security”. The hybrid event was attended by 32 individuals (with 2 apologies from individuals who contributed a position paper), 16 of those participating in-person.
The roundtable built on over twenty position papers authored by the participants with discussion of diverging viewpoints and key issues identified in the discussion.
The Portulans Institute supported the conduct of an Oxford Forum on ‘The Implications of the Russian War in Ukraine for Global Information, Communication, and Cybersecurity’, which was held on 26 January 2024 at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), which featured the work of researchers from eight countries.