Donbas The war in Donbas and the battle for definitions PART 2: Building on Frank Hoffman's concept of hybrid warfare the 2014-2015 Donbas War can be analysed in order to determine to what extent it can truly be considered a hybrid war.
Frans Matser Poetins gelijk ‘Ik moet zeggen dat ik al die verhalen van Sergej over zijn supermoderne leger met die hypermoderne techniek altijd met een korreltje zout heb genomen. Maar het schijnt echt een groot succes te zijn, die speciale militaire operatie om onze Slavische broeders in Oekraïne te bevrijden.’
Foto Wiki The art of deception revisited (part 2): the unexpected annexation of Crimea in 2014 How were the Ukrainian authorities deceived during the annexation of Crimea in 2014? Part 2 of the diptych on the art of deception focuses on Russia’s application of the concept.
202109 Bouwmeester thumbnail.jpg The art of deception revisited (part 1): current insights Deception includes activities that can take place at all levels, but what are the Western views on deception?
202103 Wollenberg Thumbnail.jpg Counterfire operations against peer competitors Is the Royal Netherlands Army able to conduct counterfire operations against a (near-) peer adversary keen on using artillery on a massive scale?
202101 Matthijssen thumbnail.jpg NATO’s refocus on deterrence Because of the significant changes in the security environment NATO has moved credible and effective deterrence to the forefront again.
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Rid.jpg Active Measures Active Measures van Thomas Rid is een must-read voor iedereen die geïnteresseerd is in hedendaagse beïnvloedingsoperaties en desinformatie, ongeacht vanuit welk land.