Public Report of the Association “Information Special Forces” Hybrid War: Past and Present

Authors in the com­pos­i­tion:

Panar­in Igor Nikolaevich - Pro­fess­or, Doc­tor of Polit­ic­al Sci­ences, full mem­ber of the Academy of Mil­it­ary Sci­ences of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion, Head of the Inform­a­tion Spe­cial Forces Asso­ci­ation.

Bar­tosh Alex­an­der Alex­an­drovich - Cor­res­pond­ing Mem­ber of the Academy of Mil­it­ary Sci­ences of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion.

Grig­or­iev Vitaly Robertovich - Can­did­ate of Tech­nic­al Sci­ences , Head of the Depart­ment of MTH (MIREA)

Andrei Anato­lyevich Kazant­sev — Doc­tor of Polit­ic­al Sci­ences, Ch. Research­er and Dir­ect­or of the Cen­ter of IMI MGIMO, MFA of Rus­sia.

Vladi­mir N. Kolotov - Doc­tor of His­tor­ic­al Sci­ences, Head of the Depart­ment of St. Peters­burg State Uni­ver­sity.

Klimov Sergey Mikhail­ovich - Pro­fess­or of MGTU. N.E. Bau­mana, Dr. Tech­nic­al Sci­ences

Igor Lob­an­ov - Full Mem­ber of the Academy of Mil­it­ary Sci­ences, Doc­tor of Polit­ic­al Sci­ences, Asso­ci­ate Pro­fess­or of the Supreme State Ser­vice Mil­it­ary Staff.

Alex­an­der Orlov, Seni­or Research­er, Insti­tute of Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies (IMI), MGIMO Uni­ver­sity, Min­istry of For­eign Affairs of Rus­sia,

Chvarkov Sergey Vas­ilyevich - Deputy Chief of the Mil­it­ary Academy of the Gen­er­al Staff of the Armed Forces of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion for Research, Dr. Mil­it­ary Sci­ences, Lieu­ten­ant-Gen­er­al.

Trosh­in Dmitry Vladi­mirovich - Can­did­ate of Tech­nic­al Sci­ences. Lead­ing Research­er, Insti­tute of Eco­nom­ic Policy and Eco­nom­ic Secur­ity Issues, Fin­an­cial Uni­ver­sity under the Gov­ern­ment of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion

Churilov Sergey Anato­lyevich - Dir­ect­or of the Nation­al Cen­ter for Inform­a­tion Counter-Ter­ror­ism and Extrem­ism in the Edu­ca­tion­al Envir­on­ment and the Inter­net (Rostov-on-Don).

Content of the Report

  1.  Hybrid war” as a new form of inter­state con­front­a­tion.

1.1. Chan­ging the bal­ance of mil­it­ary and non-mil­it­ary types of struggle in con­tem­por­ary con­flicts.

Trans­form­a­tion factors of mod­ern war.

Dimen­sions of “hybrid war” as a new form of inter­state con­front­a­tion

On the inap­plic­ab­il­ity of the norms of mod­ern inter­na­tion­al law to the “hybrid war”

Factors determ­in­ing the choice of a coun­try as an object of “hybrid” aggres­sion

 Hybrid War” as a Threat to Russia’s Nation­al Secur­ity

Adapt­a­tion of the sys­tem of ensur­ing Russia’s nation­al secur­ity to the chal­lenges and threats gen­er­ated by the “hybrid war”.

1.2. The United States and NATO as the most import­ant sources of “hybrid” threats.

2. The Euras­i­an Arc of Instabil­ity as one of the main tools of the hybrid war in Euras­ia

3. The the­ory of “hybrid war.”

3.1. What is a “hybrid war”?
Feb­ru­ary coup d’état.
3.2. Geo­pol­it­ic­al hybrid war. Types of hybrid war­fare.

  1. Top­ic­al issues of the use of the Armed Forces of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion in the “hybrid wars”
  2. Inform­a­tion sphere and “hybrid war”.

5.1. Threat mod­els of joint inform­a­tion tech­no­logy and psy­cho­lo­gic­al inform­a­tion in “hybrid wars”.
5.2. The role of vir­tu­al social resources of the Inter­net in real “hybrid wars”

A. Fea­tures of social net­works as an envir­on­ment for man­aging pub­lic opin­ion
B. Ana­lys­is of the pos­sib­il­it­ies for the use by cyber­crim­in­als and spe­cial ser­vices of com­puter social net­works for destruct­ive pur­poses.
B. Mod­el of the use of cyber­crim­in­als Twit­ter social net­work for destruct­ive pur­poses
Final con­sid­er­a­tions.

5.3. Cyber oper­a­tions as a form of “hybrid war”.
5.4. “Mod­ern types of strategies of inform­a­tion con­front­a­tion through the Inter­net”

The main trends in the glob­al inform­a­tion soci­ety.
Inform­a­tion con­front­a­tion. Types of strategies.

  1. Ter­ror­ism as a tool of “hybrid wars”.
  2. Devel­op­ment of cooper­a­tion in the con­text of “hybrid war”.

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