Russian Warfare and Influence: Small States in the intersection between the East and West

Russian Warfare and Influence: Small States in the intersection between the East and West

Editors: Dr Niklas Nilsson & Dr Mikael Weissmann

The purpose of this project is to take a holistic approach to Russian hybrid warfare in its immediate area, i.e. against post-Soviet states and other states at the intersection of East and West. It will be asked what is actually happening on the ground and what this means in practice, conceptually and theoretically. This is intended to overcome the tendency of general discussions, not least in educational situations, to reference what Russia is actually doing being too anecdotal, or focus only on one dimension of warfare or only on one country.50

Unlike other books and publications, we do not look at what great powers do, but treat the small states at the intersection of East and West as actors and are interested in how they manoeuvre and react based on the conditions they have. The book thus has an agent perspective, where the opportunity to find their own role as states and what conditions they have to do so on different levels.

This book is a follow-up to Weissmann and Nilsson’s anthology “Hybrid Warfare: Security and Asymmetric Conflict in International Relations” (I.B. Tauris, 2021).

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