Hybrid Wars: The 21st-century's new threats to global peace and security

Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, Håkan Gunneriusson

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This article discusses a new form of war, ‘hybrid war’, with inclusion of aspects of ‘cyber-terrorism’ and ‘cyber-war’ against the backdrop of Russia’s ‘Ukrainian Spring’ and the continuing threat posed by radical Islamist groups in Africa and the Middle East. It also discusses the findings of an on-going hybrid threat project by the Swedish Defence College. This interdisciplinary article predicts that military doctrines, traditional approaches to war and peace and their perceptions will have to change in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77 - 98
Number of pages22
JournalScientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


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