Cover Osteuropa 9-10/2014

In Osteuropa 9-10/2014
Teil des Dossiers OSZE

Hybrid War in Ukraine
Russia’s Intervention and the Lessons for the NATO

Heidi Reisinger, Aleksandr Gol’c

Deutsche Fassung


Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine feed on the perception held by the political elite around President Vladimir Putin that democratization in Ukraine also threatens the authoritarian order in Moscow. The hybrid war with which Russia answered is nothing new. It involves an effective mix of military and non-military means, conventional and irregular methods including cyber-attacks and propaganda. For a multinational organization such as NATO, which is based on the principle of consensus, a quick and appropriate response is difficult.

(Osteuropa 9-10/2014, pp. 119–134)