THE HYBRID WAR CONCEPT EVOLUTION IN ROMANIA’S NATIONAL DEFENCE STRATEGIES
Keywords:strategy;, security; ., defence;, aggression;, hybrid warfare
The disappearance of the bipolar hegemonic character, the globalization process, the preservation of some hegemonic statutes and the hybrid aggressions emergence against the tense competitive markets and resources background were the
key factors that led to international security environment major changes, fact that required a national defence rethinking, based on new risks and state threats. The way national defence strategies are designed and their content have varied
from one period to another, depending on international events, economic crises, geopolitical games as well as past and present affiliations with regional or international institutions and organizations. The hybrid war concept was graduallly
introduced in the defence strategies, initially being associated with some more well-known patterns such as asymmetric, informational aggression, terrorism or cyber attacks. However, considering that the conceptual boundaries between peace
and war were diluted, they would all need a better nuanced, developed and argued approach.
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