ROOTS OF THE CONCEPT OF HYBRID WAR IN RUSSIAN POLITICAL AND MILITARY THOUGHT

  • Yavor RAYCHEV

Abstract

This paper examines the roots in Russian and Soviet political and military thought of what is called today “hybrid war”. It is argued that Gerasimov’s doctrine is not an innovation, but just brings together components already existing much earlier than his publications in 2013-2017. The paper can be divided into two parts. The first one concerns theories developed by Russian researchers and practitioners until the beginning of the World War II (WWII), and the second - the views of authors after 1991, when the collapse of the USSR caused a number of scientists to focus on this subject. Finally, the impact of above mentioned authors on Gerasimov’s doctrine is identified and evaluated.

Published
Jun 26, 2019
How to Cite
RAYCHEV, Yavor. ROOTS OF THE CONCEPT OF HYBRID WAR IN RUSSIAN POLITICAL AND MILITARY THOUGHT. Balkan Social Science Review, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 13, p. 127-151, june 2019. ISSN 1857-8772. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/BSSR/article/view/3039>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019.
Section
Articles-POLITICS AND SOCIETY