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Hybrid Warfare – Enemies at a Loss?

Hybrid warfare – this is a combination of covert and overt operations, of political and economic measures, of information operations and propaganda, of subversion and cyber attacks, and even military assistance and the covert deployment of special forces. 
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Defense against hybrid threats is a task for society as a whole.
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“Hybrid war” cannot sufficiently explain the complexity of current conflicts.
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New forms of combat require appropriate security policy concepts from the EU and NATO.
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A strategy of deterrence, defense and resilience prevents escalations.
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Just Peacemaking and Hybrid Wars

Drew Christiansen, S.J.

Peace work opens up new opportunities in current crises.
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Violence against women is becoming a tactical weapon in hybrid wars.
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Myths of Hybrid Warfare

Mary Ellen O' Connell

Only international law can achieve lasting peace.
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The criteria of the “just war” safeguard the rule of law and democratic values.
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Democratic freedoms favor propaganda attacks.
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Hybrid War – A Global Crisis Close to Home


IS terror, refugees, the Ukraine conflict – for almost a year now, the German defense ministry in Berlin has been saying: “hybrid warfare will be the key issue in the future of the Alliance.” Humanitarian disaster, civil war, armed conflict – just how far away is Germany from all of this? The rules of war have changed.
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Extremist groups are financed in dark ways via billions of euros from people smuggling – a military deacon outlines his impressions.

Does the Training of Peshmerga Forces Help Against Hybrid Warfare?

An interview with Jan Heymann by Gertrud Maria Vaske

According to the Bundeswehr, their activities in northern Iraq are purely a training mission in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization.

The soldier’s commitment to the values of the German Basic Law must not change, even in light of the refugee rescue operation – a commander’s thoughts.

Hybrid conflicts increase the potential dangers for the civilian population and force them to flee. Integration becomes all the more important.

Hybrid conflict scenarios increase the likelihood of a clash with unbridled fanaticism – a major general’s reflections.