Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

The Kremlin learned several valuable lessons from the 2008 war, including the fact that it costs a lot of money to maintain a large-scale military operation.

Russia popularized the concept of “hybrid warfare” starting with its 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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This EurasiaNet analysis is adapted from a longer version (http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/about/welcome-to-mli) that was originally was published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, based in Ottawa, Canada. Michael Eric Lambert received a Ph.D. in History of Europe and International Relations from Sorbonne University (France). He is Founding Director of the Black Sea Institute and Visegrad Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague.

Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

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