Description: Currently, there is a rapid formation of a new information space based on modern technologies and communications. This information space already has a significant impact on many aspects of the functioning of any state and ensures the achievement of goals in short periods of time in a significant space. It is considered the systemic and logical sequence of organization of asymmetric counteraction to information and psycho-logical influences by unfriendly states, which enhances the possibilities of political leadership of the state to function in the con-ditions of hybrid threats, in particular, when it exerts informational and psychological influences in foreign policy and internal politics. The main means of information confrontation are national and transnational media, as well as any other information networks that can influence on both the worldview, political views, justice, mentality, spiritual ideals and values of the individual, as well as society and its political elite as at whole. These circumstances bring to the fore the problem of increasing the capacity of the state to realize national interests in today's information confrontation. It is shown that the most vulnerable form of infor-mation warfare for the target state is the Special Information Operations (SIOs) conducted against strategic decision makers. The effective functioning of the target state in the conditions of imposed information confrontation is possible on the basis of constructing of a structural and logical sequence of organization of asymmetric counteraction to information and psychological influences by unfriendly states on the basis of the proposed principles.
Keywords: information counteraction, information and psychological influences, special information operation, asymmet-ric counteraction, target state, sequence of counteraction organization.
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