Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

Russia's Hybrid Warfare -Waging War below the Radar of Traditional Collective Defence

Heidi Reisinger, Aleksandr Golts

November 2014

NATO Defense College


This paper examines the military aspects of Russia's adventurism in Ukraine. In particular, it 1) contrasts Moscow's reliance on hybrid warfare with Kiev's more conventional approach, and 2) how NATO has responded to the crisis over time.