Dr. Nerijus Maliukevičius



Dr. Nerijus Maliukevičius research focuses on information warfare, strategic communication, conflict management as well as Russian studies. He is the author of two books about Russian information warfare strategies. He works as researcher and lecturer in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius University). His PhD thesis focused on the potential and spread of Russian informational geopolitics in Lithuania. Guest lecturer in:

  1. Georgia in 2018 – Georgian Center for Strategy and Development;
  2. Germany in 2012 – European University Munich;
  3. Georgia in 2009 – Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU);
  4. Estonia in 2008 – EuroCollege at University of Tartu.

Research projects and grants

Strategic narrative of Georgia, Georgian Center for Strategy and Development, Tbilisi, 2019.

Development of hybrid forecasting system „Synergistic Anticipation of Geopolitical Events (SAGE)”, IARPA program (IARPA-BAA-16-02), University of Southern California, USA, 2016-2019.

Courses taught

Media in Conflict

Strategic Political Communication

Electoral Campaigns

Information Warfare

Research interests


Political Communication

Information warfare, propaganda disinformation


Nerijus Maliukevičius, Rusijos informacijos geopolitikos potencialas ir skaida Lietuvoje. VUL, 2008. (Russian information geopolitics in Lithuania)

Nerijus Maliukevičius, Informacinio karo koncepcija: JAV ir Rusijos požiūriai. Eugrimas, 2002. (Concept of Information Warfare: US and Russian perspectives)

Ainė Ramonaitė, Nerijus Maliukevičius, Mindaugas Degutis, Tarp Rytų ir Vakarų: Lietuvos visuomenės geokultūrinės nuostatos. Versus aureus, 2007. (West vs. East: Lithuanian geocultural values)

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Social resilience in Lithuania: tackling disinformation with actualization in “Information wars against Ukraine and other European countries: Lithuania's experience in tackling propaganda”, ed. Andrii Vitrenko, Українська культура, Київ, 2020.

Perceptions of Social Resilience in the Nordic-Baltic Region: Model of Psychological Defence. European Integration Studies Center, Vilnius, 2018.

Media usage habits of Lithuanian and non-Lithuanian youth. TNS Qualitative Survey Report. Norden, February 2016.

Fortress Russia: Political, Economic, and Security Development in Russia Following the Annexation of Crimea and its Consequences for the Baltic States. Ed. Andis Kudors, Centre for East European Policy Studies, Riga, 2016.

Baltic Visions: European Cooperation, Regional Stability. Ed. Kinga Redłowska, Warsaw: Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, 2015.

Tools of Destabilization: Russian Soft Power and Non-military Influence in the Baltic States. Ed. Mike Winnerstig, FOI, 2014.

Nerijus Maliukevičius. (Re)Constructing Russian Soft Power in Post-Soviet Region // Baltic Security & Defence Review, Volume 15 (2), 2013.

The "humanitarian dimension" of Russian foreign policy toward Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Baltic States. Ed. G. Pelenens, Centre for East European Policy Studies, Riga, 2010.

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Russian Geopolitics of Information // Lithuanian Political Science Yearbook (01/2007)

Неріюс Малюкевічюс. М'яка сила проти інформаційної геополітики: межі російської інформаційної політики в пострадянській державі // УКРАЇНА – ЕС. 2008. НОВА ГРА, Незалежний культурологічний часопис «Ї».

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Russia’s Information Policy in Lithuania: The Spread of Soft Power or Information Geopolitics? // Baltic Security & Defence Review, Volume 9, 2007.

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Geopolitics and Information Warfare: Russia’s Approach // Lithuanian Annual Strategic Review of the Year 2006.

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Ekspansijos iš Rytų apraiškos Lietuvos informacinėje erdvėje // Politologija 2006 (2).

Nerijus Maliukevičius. Military Conflict in the Information Age and Lithuania‘s Preparedness // Lithuanian Annual Strategic Review of the Year 2003.