New Research Division Publication: Back to the future? Russia's hybrid warfare, revolutions in military affairs, and Cold War comparisons
- Research Paper 120: " Back to the future? Russia's hybrid warfare, revolutions in military affairs, and Cold War comparisons ", by Diego A. Ruiz Palmer.
In keeping with our emphasis this year on Russia and the growing interest in, and concern over, the “new” concept of hybrid warfare, this paper addresses key features of Russia’s hybrid warfare model and explores how, and to what extent, the old concept of a revolution in military affairs and comparisons with the Cold War might help shed light on its strategic implications for European security and for NATO. The author-a leading intellect behind many of NATO’s policy decisions over the past two decades-takes us on a ride from the development of Alliance strategy in the earliest days of NATO through the Cold War, the post-Cold War expeditionary era, and into the new requirements of today.
I hope you enjoy reading this superbly written monograph.
Jeffrey A. Larsen, PhD, Division Head Research