Hybrid warfare. Borders and terrorism
Lina Kolesnikova reports on the changing face of warfare
During the last two years, hybrid warfare and hybrid war have become quite fashionable topics among both civilian and military leaders. When we talk about inter-state war with the use of conventional forces, we mean conventional warfare. After 9/11, however, everything changed and we started to use the term ‘asymmetric warfare’ and generally assume international terrorist groups were the enemy. Hybrid warfare falls somewhere in the middle. It is a combination of conventional, asymmetric and various irregular means, including persistent manipulation of political and ideological conflict, and . . .