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How to understand the hybrid war
How to understand the hybrid war

Author(s): Miroslaw Banasik
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Security and defense, Present Times (2010 - today), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Collegium Civitas
Keywords: Hybrid war; Hybrid threats; conflict; Ukraine; Russian Federation

Summary/Abstract: Despite the fact that the hybrid wars were conducted for centuries, the annexation of the Crimea and the involvement of the Russian Federation in the conflict in the Ukraine calls new discussions over its essence. Evaluation of the theory and practice of the activities carried out by FR indicates that we are dealing with the new generation of war. However, it is not in contradiction with the "Clausewitzian paradigm" of conducting armed struggle, which says that war is merely a continuation of politics by other means. The hybrid actions refer precisely to these measures, whereas the rules of warfare, its nature and objectives are still the same.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 19-34
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English