Eastern Europe

Blending New-generation Warfare and Soft Power: Hybrid Dimensions of Russia-Bulgaria Relations

Hadjitodorov, Stefan, and Martin Sokolov. "Blending New-generation Warfare and Soft Power: Hybrid Dimensions of Russia-Bulgaria Relations." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 17, no. 1 (2018): 5-20.

Introduction

Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 the popularity of the term ‘hybrid warfare’ increased significantly. Albeit many scholars and strategists have addressed this topic since the 90s, it has also become part of the lexicon of journalists, politicians, and the general public.

A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach

Banasik, Mirosław. "A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 4 (2016): 31-43.

 

Introduction

In 2014, the Russian Federation conducted two separate phases of operations in Ukraine. Despite substantial differences in the objectives of and methods used within the operations, it is worth noting that their natures have much in common. Both operations were planned and conducted in accordance with the doctrine followed by Gerasimov and on the basis of the concept hybrid war­fare.

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