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RUSSIA – NATO HYBRID CLASH: HISTORY AND LEGACIES
RUSSIA – NATO HYBRID CLASH: HISTORY AND LEGACIES

Author(s): Iulia Anghel
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, International relations/trade, History and theory of political science, Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Russia; NATO;hybrid warfare; soft power;cultural weaponization;
Summary/Abstract: The break out of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 acted as trigger for a major paradigm shift in an ostensibly pacified East European security architecture. Previous signals following a long-term reconciliation of security objectives of the two key regional actors,NATO and Russia, were soon forgotten, East European flank being trapped under siege of new hybrid warfare. Transformed into the key word of new geopolitical and security challenges, hybrid war made the subject of prolific inquiries, mostly highlighting themes as grey propaganda, subversive electoral interventions, cyber terrorism and, last but not least,the weaponization of culture, identities and discourses. Despite the tendency to associate the hybrid mutation to a reinterpretation of Russia’s Cold War security dogma, present ascent of ambiguous and non-linear conflicts could engage a more complex filiation. In this context, the article aims to briefly discuss the implication of Russia vs. NATO long-term hybrid clash,exploring topics as sources of Russian hybrid strategy and consequences generate dicreasing tendency towards weaponization of globalization.Keywords: