Hybrid Wars: The 21st-Century’s New Threats to Global Peace and Security

Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Vol 43, No. 1, 2015, pp. 77 – 98. doi : 10.5787/43-1-1110

22 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2014 Last revised: 19 Jul 2015

See all articles by Sascha Dov Bachmann

Sascha Dov Bachmann

Bournemouth University - The Media School; Swedish Defence University (FHS); Bournemouth University

Hakan Gunneriusson

Swedish Defence University

Date Written: September 16, 2014

Abstract

This article discusses a new form of war, ‘Hybrid War’, under inclusion of aspects of ‘cyber-terrorism’ and ‘cyber-war’ before the backdrop of Russia’s ‘Ukrainian Spring’ and the continuing threat posed by radical Islamist groups in Africa and the Middle East. It discusses the findings of an on-going Hybrid Threat project by the Swedish National Defence College. This interdisciplinary article predicts that military doctrines, traditional approaches to war and peace and its perceptions will have to change in the future.

Keywords: Hybrid War, Russia’s War in Ukraine, Islamic State ISIS and the Middle East, African and Asian Security, Al Qaeda, Military Doctrines, Terrorist Cyber Operations

Suggested Citation

Bachmann, Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir and Gunneriusson, Hakan, Hybrid Wars: The 21st-Century’s New Threats to Global Peace and Security (September 16, 2014). Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Vol 43, No. 1, 2015, pp. 77 – 98. doi : 10.5787/43-1-1110. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2506063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2506063

Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir Bachmann (Contact Author)

Bournemouth University - The Media School ( email )

Bournemouth, BH12 5BB
United Kingdom

Swedish Defence University (FHS) ( email )

114 28, Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm, 114 28
Sweden

HOME PAGE: http://https://bournemouth.academia.edu/SaschaDominikBachmann

Bournemouth University ( email )

Bournemouth, BH1
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/sbachmann

Hakan Gunneriusson

Swedish Defence University ( email )

Sweden

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