Strategic Ambiguity as a Strategic Communications Praxis

SCERU has initiated a research project entitled: “Strategic Ambiguity as a Strategic Communications Praxis”. SCERU hosted an authors’ meeting for this project in September 2022 where authors presented plans for their articles and received editorial advise.

The project will delve into the nature of ambiguity in politics, its use by China and Russia, and the language of ambiguity.

Contributors include:

Dr. Aurelio Insisa (University of Hong Kong)

Dr. Ofer Fridman (King’s College London)

Dr. Paul Charon (Institute de Recherche Strategic et Militaire, IRSEM)

Dr. Maxime Audinet (Institute de Recherche Strategic et Militaire, IRSEM)

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova (Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvian Institute of International Relations)

Dr. Leonie Haiden (Researcher, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria)

Comparing Japan and EU-level initiatives to tackle disinformation and foreign information and manipulation

SCERU is conducting an EU-sponsored project that will produce a research paper on Japan’s policy initiatives to counter foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI). Separately examining the domestic space and regional activities, the paper will assess the FIMI threats in Japan, as well as the efforts at governmental and civil society levels to tackle these issues. SCERU will publish the paper in Japanese and English.

Pending funding availability, a separate exploration of EU-level and (select) EU Member States’ policy and institutional initiatives to counter disinformation/FIMI will be conducted, alongside appropriate comparisons with Japan’s experience.