The Current Crisis in the Persian Gulf in the Context of Hybrid Warfare

Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue No 204,2018

8 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

See all articles by Sascha Dov Bachmann

Sascha Dov Bachmann

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

Date Written: March 19, 2018

Abstract

The Middle East, or New Middle East as it also has become known after the Arab Spring of 2011, is going through seminal geographical and political changes and challenges. In the end, the Arab Spring did not lead to the advent of an Arab renaissance of democracy and good governance but only to increased regional instability. The latter has been highlighted by the rise of Islamic State (IS), firstly in Syria and Iraq, and then Libya, where it managed to exploit the vacuum left after Qaddafi. This short contribution discusses the present crisis within the context of security and conflict-related observations from the region, being played out through hybrid warfare, concluding with a brief synopsis of Qatar’s potential countermeasures.

Keywords: Gulf Crisis, Countermeasures, Hybrid War, Information Ops, Law fare, Regional Security

Suggested Citation

Bachmann, Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir, The Current Crisis in the Persian Gulf in the Context of Hybrid Warfare (March 19, 2018). Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue No 204,2018 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3143669

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

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