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Yevhen Mahda

Yevhen Mahda, Associate professor

He is an associate professor at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, the National Technical University, and the executive director at the Institute of World Policy, Ukraine. Author of reports “Hybrid War: Survive and Win” (Kharkiv, 2015), “Russia’s Hybrid Aggression: Lessons for the Europe” (Kyiv, 2017), and “Games of Images: How Europe Perceives Ukraine” (Kharkiv, 2016, with co-author Tetyana Vodotyka). His book “The Sixth: Memories of the Future” – a study of Ukrainian presidents – was published in 2017. Since April 2017, he is a member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

8 articles - Yevhen Mahda:
How Russia used the military exercise "Zapad-2021" to achieve political goals

How Russia used the military exercise "Zapad-2021" to achieve political goals

The Russian-Belarusian exercise "Zapad-2021" has become the object of increased attention from the neighbors of the two countries. But this event on the military-political map of Europe was only used as a distraction by the Kremlin.

Yevhen Mahda
30 Sep 2021
Refugees: a double-bottomed crisis

Refugees: a double-bottomed crisis

The refugee crisis that erupted in the summer on Belarus’ border with its western neighbors has several components. We are looking at new tactics in Russia's hybrid actions with the cynical use of an ally and the desire to strike at the most consistent criticisms of Russia.

Yevhen Mahda
09 Sep 2021
The hybrid “revolver” and its six bullets

The hybrid “revolver” and its six bullets

The study of hybrid impact tools and technologies for their application is now becoming a necessity for most European countries. It should be understood that their application lasts long enough to form the basis of the study, and the need for countermeasures will remain relevant for many years.

Yevhen Mahda
14 Jul 2021
Russia - Belarus: the trajectory of absorption

Russia - Belarus: the trajectory of absorption

The incident with the forced landing of a Ryanair plane and the detention of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapieha only forced the European Union and the United States to take more active action against Belarus. However, Russia is also on the trajectory of absorbing Belarus in the autumn of 2021.

Yevhen Mahda
03 Jun 2021
Nothing humane. Dehumanization of the enemy as a manifestation of hybrid warfare

Nothing humane. Dehumanization of the enemy as a manifestation of hybrid warfare

The concentration of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine, which began in late March 2021, was accompanied by what seemed to be an information-psychological operation to dehumanize the enemy. Despite the reduction of tensions after a number of events in the international arena, that technology deserves detailed analysis.

Yevhen Mahda
14 May 2021
Hybrid high voltage. Ukrainian oligarchs powered by Russia

Hybrid high voltage. Ukrainian oligarchs powered by Russia

The world is actively looking for opportunities to use hybrid engines to protect the environment. However, in the Ukrainian version, the problem with electricity has primarily a political focus. Energy relations with Russia and Belarus confirm this.

Yevhen Mahda
08 Apr 2021
Kremlin's New Historical Policy – A Challenge for Europe

Kremlin's New Historical Policy – A Challenge for Europe

Speculations on the historical memory are becoming Russia's primary weapon in the hybrid confrontation with European countries. They are directed at EU members as well as the Eastern Partnership countries.

Yevhen Mahda
26 Feb 2021
Endspiel for Putin

Endspiel for Putin

The results of the US presidential election are forcing Russia to focus on its own hybrid efforts in the EU. Only there does Russia have a prospect of success. Only in the EU there is room for active maneuvers and a powerful pro-Russian lobby.

Yevhen Mahda
01 Feb 2021