Hybrid, ambiguous, and non-linear? How new is Russia’s ‘new way of war’?

@article{Galeotti2016HybridAA,
  title={Hybrid, ambiguous, and non-linear? How new is Russia’s ‘new way of war’?},
  author={Mark Galeotti},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={282 - 301}
}
  • M. Galeotti
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
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