Despite the fact that the epoch of global confrontation has come to a close, the number of political conflicts in the modern world continues to be on the rise, in new shapes and forms that are not terribly responsive to stabilizing impact of traditional institutions and systems of collective security. Moreover, international efforts to resolve political conflicts are today are enduring a systematic crisis that requires not only the search for new paradigms and methods for impacting conflict situations, but also to create new paradigms for managing international conflicts. Given this, technologies for information and psychological warfare are being pushed to the forefront, which today are not generally universal in nature, but rather capture national-state and cultural particularities of these civilizations.
This article examines cultural and civilization approaches to modern models, methods and technologies of psychological management of international and internal political conflicts. In today"s world there is a vast multitude of various methods, means and technologies for psychological warfare to impact conflicts. However, a detailed analysis shows that all of them have clear cultural and civilization-related difference and can be conditionally combined within the framework of four primary ideological approaches: Anglo Saxon, Eastern Asiatic, Middle Eastern (Islamic) and Western European (Roman-Germanic).