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The Evolution of Deterrence: From Cold War to Hybrid War
The Evolution of Deterrence: From Cold War to Hybrid War

Author(s): Wojciech Lorenz
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: cold war;hybrid war;

Summary/Abstract: The theoretical foundations of the deterrence concept were developed during the Cold War and used by the U.S. and NATO to reduce the risk of military confrontation with the USSR. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the 11 September terrorist attacks, the U.S changed its deterrence policy. Although Russia’s aggressive policy forced NATO to reinstate deterrence, it will be supported by other forms of influence to limit the risk of confrontation in Europe.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 22-37
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English