A view of Hybrid Warfare from Finland. The 11 page paper with some interesting graphics can be downloaded at this link: http://www.gcsp.ch/
Below the summary is a blog post from the authors that provides an earlier summary of their paper. One of the authors, Pasi Eronen, is a graduate of our Security Studies Program.
- Hybrid warfare intentionally blurs the distinction between the times of peace and war making it hard for the targeted countries to devise policy responses in a proper and timely manner.
- The multi-pronged hybrid threat demands that defence planners engage all parts of society in defensive efforts. Intergovernmental or interagency efforts are not enough anymore.
- The comprehensive defence approach requires a patient build-up of national capabilities. In the short term, shortcomings can be overcome by utilising the capabilities and capacity-building efforts of one’s allies.