Hybrid Threats, the Gerasimov Doctrine, Nonlinear Warfare – or Indirect and Asymmetric Operations?

Rightly or wrongly, many observers who discuss present national security threats emanating from Russia will refer to the so-called Gerasimov Doctrine as essential reading. The Gerasimov Doctrine, as it is explained in most media reports, purports to be a new Russian military doctrine that combines military, technological, information, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and other tactics, which are then deployed towards one set of strategic objectives. The doctrine was allegedly launched in 2013, when General Valeriy Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, published an article with the title “The Value of Science in Foresight: New Challenges Demand Rethinking the Forms and Methods of Carrying out Combat Operations” in the journal Voyenno-Promyshlennyy Kuryer (Military-Industrial Courier). The article led to Gerasimov’s sudden rise to fame in the West, and his alleged association with Russian hybrid warfare.
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