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
Date Written: September 16, 2014
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
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