Comprehensive Institutional Approach to Developing Capabilities to Counter Hybrid Threats: Legal and Doctrinal Limitations

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


Hybrid threats; Legal and Doctrinal Limitations; Challenges; Collaboration; Cooperation


There is a very restricted number of legal instruments, regarding the issue of hybrid conflict and threats. Predominantly, they are laid down in international humanitarian law and are neglected in the states’ legal systems. Nowadays, a fully new comprehensive institutional approach to the development of capabilities to counter hybrid threats is needed, an approach at multiple levels, multinational and interdisciplinary, intertwining the achievements known so far with the up-to-date innovations.