SEPARATIST STATE FORMATIONS  WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RECOGNITION:  INSTRUMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF HYBRID WARFARE Cover Image

SEPARATIST STATE FORMATIONS WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: INSTRUMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF HYBRID WARFARE
SEPARATIST STATE FORMATIONS WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: INSTRUMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF HYBRID WARFARE

Author(s): Aurelian Lavric
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Security and defense, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: not recognized by the international community and partially recognized state formations; separatism; secession; regional security; hybrid warfare.
Summary/Abstract: Separatist states without international community recognition could be considered a threat to regional and international security, challenging the international order established after the Second World War and in the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. They are an expression of the tendencies of revising the international system as, first and foremost through separatism, they undermine territorial integrity, the national security of the states they want to separate from and that face certain vulnerabilities. Analysing the list of these states, it can be noticed that they are geopolitical entities; they cannot exist without the support of some strong actors, which use them in their geopolitical games (hybrid wars). A hybrid war is part of a geopolitical game, whereby a regional power realizes its interests in a region.Such formations can survive as political entities only receiving the political, financial,logistical (military) support of a regional or global power, in exchange being tools to exert the influence of the supportive power. They survive if this is in the interest of a regional or global power.