Opinion / Analysis
December 16, 2022
Security and Human Rights

ABSTRACT: This article explores the relevance of disinformation in international relations. It discusses the nature of information manipulation, ways to counter disinformation, and possibilities for international organizations, including the OSCE, to initiate confidence-building measures. The article suggests that although disinformation has become an increasingly salient aspect of global politics, its security impact should not be overstated. As in domestic politics, international disinformation parasites on existing divisions and concerns, which it exploits rather than creates. This should not be trivialized. Disinformation is disruptive, and it further deteriorates the overall international context. But as yet, it is not a significant security challenge and does not change the international balance of power.

Author: André W.M. Gerrits, "Disinformation in International Relations: How Important Is It?", Security and Human Rights, December 12, 2018.https://brill.com/view/journals/shrs/29/1-4/article-p3_3.xml?language=e…

APA Citation: Gerrits, A. W. (2018). Disinformation in International Relations: How Important Is It?, Security and Human Rights29 (1-4), 3-23. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/18750230-02901007