• Iskren Ivanov


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.

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: <>. Date accessed: 16 july 2020.