Study #26

New hybrid threats

In the future, hybrid wars will increasingly come to shape the international security situation. Countries use hybrid threats during peacetime to exploit the vulnerability of complex and highly interconnected societies and to weaken adversaries by creating a permanent state of pseudo-war. Hybrid threats will likely further encroach on more areas of society. Existing security architectures therefore need to become more agile and countries such as Germany need to establish a resilient security culture in order to be able to meet these challenges.