June 14, 2017  |  Updated July 19, 2018

NATO, the “Insecurity” Alliance

By Corina Rebegea

This article was originally published by CEPA. 

In the wake of NATO’s Brussels summit, the pro-Kremlin disinformation ecosystem is raving about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro in which he described the alliance as delusional about a “fictional Russian threat” and offered an explicit illustration of the narrative that NATO is a source of insecurity for member states—in particular those bordering Russia.

In Romania, Putin’s narrative spread like wildfire—mainly through Facebook—and helped reinforce the idea that Romania is simply a vassal for Washington and Brussels, and a military testing ground for the West to spar with Russia. In constructing this narrative, a few elements stand out.

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