The mythical ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and the language of threat

  title={The mythical ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and the language of threat},
  author={Mark Galeotti},
  journal={Critical Studies on Security},
  pages={157 - 161}
  • M. Galeotti
  • Published 4 May 2019
  • Political Science
  • Critical Studies on Security
This is a polemic. It is a polemic against the use of the term the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ to describe a supposed dramatic turn in Russian strategic thinking. It is a polemic against the way that pseudo-technical terms and jargon can be mobilised and appropriated not simply to obscure the truth but also to drive a hawkish political-security agenda. It is also an apologia, because to a degree, it is all my fault. Back in February 2013, before the current Russia-West political conflict blossomed… 
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