Category: Military Strategy

Pro-Russian, anti-Ukrainian billboard in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

What is Hybrid Warfare?

Contemporary U.S. and international legal framework governing acts of irregular and hybrid warfare severely impede effective de-escalation of and resolution to present hybrid conflicts. Conventional Western (mainly American) concepts of war are incompatible and fundamentally misaligned with the realities of...

Russia’s Asymmetric Nuclear Deterrence

Russia’s military doctrine dictates the use of nuclear weapons in response to any non-nuclear assault on Russian territory. Russia’s military doctrine encompasses a broad range of potential national security threats, including local, or small-scale wars,...

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Russia’s Justification for the Annexation of Crimea

Failure to act by NATO, UN, or Western powers made Russia’s non-linear invasion and subsequent annexation of Crimea legal. Russian-propagated disinformation campaigns, psychological manipulation efforts, cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, financial and military aid to paramilitary groups, and...