The Art of Achieving Political Goals without Use of Force: War by Non-Military Means

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 2 (2018)

Keywords:

defense, geopolitics, global security, hybrid war, international conflicts, non-military means

Abstract:

In modern times, the boundaries between war and peace are increasingly blurred. Over the past few years we can observe the appearance of new terms in the field of international relations – “hybrid war,” “hybrid conflicts” or “hybrid threats.” Despite the absence of a generally recognized definition of the concept, its characteristics are close to the definition of terrorism. Some security analysts indicate this type of conflict as a war, combining conventional methods with guerrilla, cyber and information warfare techniques (media and Internet) as well as with non-military actions, which are contrary to the international law and which aim to achieve specific policy goals.
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