Uncovering the Role of Non-State Actors Supporting Ukraine – Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Peace, Security & Defence

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, brought to you by Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General, provides a weekly overview of the current and emerging crises or threats in security and defence.

Using his past experience as an ex-NATO insider, his in-depth knowledge and insights gained throughout the years, Jamie casts his eye on the state of geopolitics in Europe and across the globe. He brings an independent view and essential insight into a range of conflicts and emerging threats on our shores and further afield.

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball is essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep track of events as they unfold.

This week on Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine by uncovering the role of non-state actors. Private companies cutting ties with Russia, activists fighting disinformation campaigns and hacking Russian infrastructure, volunteers from all over the world donating money and fighting alongside Ukrainians– support for Ukraine these days is multifaceted. Shea argues that three steps are of special importance now: getting information to Russian citizens, holding Russia accountable for the war crimes it commits and tracking Russian influence networks, e.g. regarding money laundering.

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