This research attempts to begin to understand the kinds of patterns and methods used by actors seeking to inflame tensions in the
region as well as to identify possible motives and inform suitable responses.
It presents a series of case studies that map and analyse instances of exploitation of ethnic tensions for political gain that were, at the very least, publicly engaged with by hostile state influence actors. The case studies are followed by a series of recommendations for both further research and responses in activity and policy.
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