New Book (3): Russian Political War: moving beyond the hybrid


The third of my crop of books out this month is Russian Political War: moving beyond the hybrid from Routledge, a study of what I think we should be talking about instead of ‘hybrid war’ (let alone the mythical ‘Gerasimov Doctrine‘). It builds off my earlier report, Hybrid War or Gibridnaya Voina? to argue that while the Russian military – like everyone else – is looking at the opportunities in non-kinetic means to prepare the battlefield (after all, has any war not been ‘hybrid’?), the real challenge the West faces is different. The current campaign being waged against the West is not a preparation for eventual military conflict, but rather a wholly non-military campaign that echoes ‘political war’ as described by George Kennan at the start of the Cold War, and which has its spiritual home and command and control centre within the Presidential Administration and Russia’s civilian national security elites.

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  1. Allan Mustard

     /  February 19, 2019

    I need a Kindle edition, please!  My library already costs $9,000 each time to haul across the world every time I move (I’m a diplomat)!  Moving my Kindle is much cheaper!

  2. I’d love to read it but at $66 CAD on it is out of my reach

    • Mark Galeotti

       /  February 19, 2019

      I must confess that this is one of many reasons why I am gravitating away from the traditional academic publishers whose model seems based on selling a few, expensive copies to libraries, etc.

  3. Reblogged this on Andreas Umland.

  4. Mark Galeotti

     /  February 21, 2019

    For those of you who asked, I’ve just heard that it will in due course be available as an ebook, although we don’t yet know when


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