On Wednesday, February 24th, at 12:00, at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi Central Room, Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) shall hold a presentation of the new report – Hybrid Warfare and the Changing Security Landscape in the Euro-Atlantic Area – Political and Economic Implications. The Report is published as part of the Economic NATO Policy Paper Series.
The emergence of revisionist Russia and its employment of hybrid means for attaining strategic and/or political objectives have challenged the traditional Western concept Europe whole and free and at peace, and the most important institutions for this concept – NATO and EU.
The weaponization of the non-military means as a “new form” of the achieving political goals fundamentally alters the current security, economic and political landscape and poses numerous questions not only about the nature of threats we are facing but also about the ability of the existing security institutions to counter those challenges. Though neither concept nor the essence of the Hybrid warfare is completely original, it bears characteristics that are peculiar to Russia’s new or well-forgotten old warfare model.
To deter and counter those threats, Georgia and it’s partners should develop well-coordinated and coherent strategic approach in multiple dimensions:
Defense and Security;
Economy, trade and development;
Energy diversification and security;
Democratic institution building Strategic communication and communication strategies.
Education and people to people relations;
The research paper was prepared within the project: Economic NATO (Economic Impact Assessment of Georgia’s integration into NATO), supported by Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).