STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR HYBRID CONFLICTS RESOLUTION IN XXI CENTURY

  • Iskren Ivanov

Abstract

The system of international relations in the 21st century increasingly


redefines several key geopolitical concepts. The global geopolitical


model today is also being reshaped on international level. Along with


these new geopolitical trends, new interpretations of concepts such as


war, conflict, and use of force have emerged. The main purpose of this


paper is to analyze the tools and strategies for resolving the so-called


"hybrid conflicts". The main thesis of the research is that in order to


resolve such a conflict it is necessary to apply the whole set of


instruments at both military and strategic level. Otherwise, this type of


conflict can be a serious threat to the national security of each country.


To prove his thesis, the article sets the following tasks. First, to analyze


the concept of hybrid conflict and clarify its essence. Second, to


systematize the main geopolitical aspects of the hybrid conflicts. Third,


to launch possible techniques and strategies for the resolution of hybrid


conflicts. From a methodological point of view, the article builds on


empirical data acquired on the basis of exploring different practices in


resolving hybrid conflicts.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
IVANOV, Iskren. STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR HYBRID CONFLICTS RESOLUTION IN XXI CENTURY. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, p. 685-705, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2961>. Date accessed: 27 june 2019.