Category Archives: Grey Zone

Russian Frozen Conflicts

On 1 September I co-organised a writing workshop on “Russian Frozen Conflicts”. The day was spent working on a chapter on proxy regimes in the Caucasus and the Balkans for a forthcoming book on Russian Warfare and Influence on small states in the intersection between the East and the West that I am co-editing with Docent Niklas Nilsson (Swedish Defence University).  The book will be published by Bloomsbury Academic.

 

Strategic Talks: Perspectives on the war in Ukraine

My college Niklas Nilsson, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in War Studies and my co-convenor of the Hybrid Warfare Research Group (HWRG) and the Land Warfare Research Group (LWRG) will talk on Ukraine in a live webinar moderated by the Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence Robert Egnell on Perspectives on the war in Ukraine.

More information here

Date: Mar 08, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Location: Online, https://play.fhs.se/media/Strategic+TalksA+Perspectives+on+the+war+in+Ukraine/0_lnk2uqj7 

 

Russia Seminar 2022

Attending the Finish National Defence University’s Russia seminar 2022. The seminar discusses Russian military policy and the research development in that field. The main theme of the seminar will be ”Russian Concept of War and Operation, Management, and Use of Military Power – Conceptual Change”.

New article on Hybrid Threats and Hybrd Warfare

Résumé
Security challenges arising from hybrid threats and hybrid warfare, HT&HW, are today high on the security agenda not only in Sweden but across the globe. Despite the attention and the growing body of studies on the subject, there is a lack of research bringing attention to how these challenges can be addressed. This article contributes to such an approach by sharing the findings of a project that brings together practitioners and scholarly perspectives on this subject spanning the threats themselves as well as the tools and means to counter them. The article outlines the Western response to hybrid threats and hybrid warfare. It is argued that there is no single response to HT&HW, nor to building resilience. HT&HW needs to be addressed through a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach. Finally, the article outlines how we address these challenges in practice.

Lecture for War Studies Basic Course in Staff Duties and Tactics

Today I gave a lecture on Grey Zone problems for reserve officers and officers with special competence within the Swedish Defence University’s executive education.

It was great to be back IRL on Campus and discuss the Grey Zone and problems related to hybrid threats and warfare with our very skilled students.