I spoke on the current state of research on Hybrid Warfare and presented the Hybridity Blizzard Model. Dr Nilsson spoke on Hybrid Warfare in practice, focusing on experiences from Georgia and Ukraine.
Attending the 2021 Annual Russia Seminar organised by the Finland National Defence University 26 January and 2 February. The seminar discusses Russian military policy and the research development in that field.
Today I was giving a lecture on Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Threats for an executive course on the information environment at the Swedish Defence University. This was part of a joint lecture with Dr Niklas Nilsson on the theory and practice of hybrid threats and warfare.
- “Hybrid warfare and hybrid threats today and tomorrow: towards an analytical framework”, https://doi.org/10.2478/jobs-2019-0002
Participated in the Virtual ISMS Annual Conference 2020 hosted by the Finnish National Defence University (FNDU). I presented a paper on the role of the military in the grey-zone at the War Studies in the WG1 session chaired by Marzena Zakowska (War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland) and Eryk Habowski (Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and NATO VA Academy at War Studies University, Poland).
For more information visit https://isms2020.mmg.fi/.
On 31 Nov, 2019, I did together with the Hybrid Warfare Research Group (HWRG) co-organise a HYBRID WARFARE SEMINAR with the Polish War Study University, Warsaw.
I just published a new article in Baltic Defence College’s Journal on Baltic Security – HYBRID WARFARE AND HYBRID THREATS TODAY AND TOMORROW: TOWARDS AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK.
This article first traces the origin of hybrid warfare and the label game surrounding the concept, asking whether it is merely old wine in a new bottle, and if so, whether it is still a useful concept. It is found that while being old wine in new bottles, it is still a good wine well worth drinking. While there is not much new in the concept itself, it is a useful tool to think about past wars, today’s wars and the wars of the future. Thereafter, this paper analyses how hybrid warfare and hybrid threats are to be understood in the context of peace, conflict and war. It is shown how hybrid warfare and threats fit into our traditional understanding of conflict dynamics.
Full text (OPEN ACCESS): https://doi.org/10.2478/jobs-2019-0002