Call for Papers: Hybrid Warfare Challenges and Response: Lessons from Ukraine

Special issue of Information & Security: An International Journal (I&S)

Guest Editor: Prof. Andre Samberg, The International Emergency Management Society, TIEMS

Submission deadline for full text papers: 10 December 2017

The crisis in Ukraine since February 2014 sharpened the interest of the expert and policy-making communities to the centuries-old application of combinations of information, psychological, economic and lethal means to achieve war objectives, and points to the importance of electronic media and social networks, separatist forces and irregular volunteers. The I&S Editorial Board announces this call for papers to reflect on the experience in the application of the evolving concept of hybrid warfare and the development of strategies, tools and training methods to counteract attempts at hybrid war.

We welcome original contributions that address:

  • Historical background and predecessors of hybrid armed conflicts and hybrid war
  • Theory of organized and controlled chaos with application to hybrid warfare
  • Hybrid warfare thinking and doctrines
  • Tactical and operational benefits
  • Attractiveness of hybrid warfare while the military budgets are cut off
  • Actors in hybrid war and their roles
  • Signs and forecasting a hybrid threat; OSINT and early warning systems of hybrid threats 
  • New decision supporting systems and crisis management of hybrid threats
  • Psychology of hybrid warfare
  • Trolling Army Forces knocking on your FB-Twit-Flick door 
  • Weaponizing Internet: Methods, techniques and tools of hybrid warfare in social media
  • How to secure cyber space against hybrid war attempts
  • Role of cyber diplomacy in hybrid war 
  • Peacekeeping in hybrid war
  • Tools for minimization of the socio-economic damages to an individual nation and the wider international community
  • Who is the best hybrid warrior
  • Training methods for hybrid warfare

Early submissions are welcome. Papers, accepted for publication, will be assigned a DOI and openly accessible before the whole volume is published.

Papers should be submitted to the I&S Managing Editor in electronic form, and be in line with the following instructions and using the template available below.

For inquiries, proposals and submissions of book reviews, description of Web sites and related initiatives please address the I&S Managing Editor.

Anticipated publication: 1 February 2018

Important note: It is understood that submitted articles have not been published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Authors must transfer copyright in writing to the publisher when an article is accepted for publication. Please check also the publisher’s copyright policy.

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