By Another Way of Deception: The Use of Conspiracy Theories as a Foreign Policy Tool in the Arsenal of the Hybrid Warfare

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Kiril Avramov


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 2, p.151-161 (2018)


conspiracy theories, deception, foreign policy, Hybrid threats


This article provides analysis of the spread, specifics, usage and ‘mechanics’ of proliferation of the so-called ‘conspiracy theories’—an informational aspect of the hybrid warfare—as an offensive disinformation dissemination weapon for pressuring political decision-makers in selected countries at critical junctures.