Author page: Andrey Demidov

Hybrid Wars as an Expression of Inter-State Conflicts in Modern Conditions

#2. Noah’s Caste
Hybrid Wars as an Expression of Inter-State Conflicts in Modern Conditions

The author examines the concept of “hybrid warfare”, compares definitions of this notion, given by different foreign researchers. He analyzes the methods of hybrid wars waging that correlate with certain armed conflicts that took place in the XIX-XX centuries.

On the Possibility of “Soft Power” Factor Application in Domestic and Foreign Policy of Russia

#3. Countdown
On the Possibility of “Soft Power” Factor Application in Domestic and Foreign Policy of Russia

Within the framework of solving complex interstate problems the traditional diplomatic actions and military operations today are being replaced by indirect actions technologies that undermine rival state from inside. In the political and political science literature such actions and based on them policies are called “soft power”, which is discussed in the article.

Essence of the “National Security” Concept, Mechanism of its Implementation (Theoretical-Legal Aspect)

#6. Territory Without Aims?
Essence of the “National Security” Concept, Mechanism of its Implementation (Theoretical-Legal Aspect)

The paper discusses theoretical and legal aspects of the national security of the Russian Federation. The author analyzes the “national security” definitions offered by different researchers and provides his own definition. Considering the national security issue the author draws attention to associated problem blocks, indicates the activities that may be conducted for this purpose. The author analyzes basic documents adopted in Russia, which form the legal basis of the national security system of our country, traces the relationship between national security and international security.

«Arab Spring» and Regime of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

#3. Green question

A state without nuclear potential is unable to provide adequate resistance to aggression and intervention. In this regard, it would make sense to try to introduce into international law the concept of guarantees to non-nuclear states from attack by nuclear powers with application of conventional weapons.