On the basis of systematization of recent conflict management experience, it is shown that in the military sphere, by 2015, a transition to applying technologies of forming “involution pockets” — hotbeds of ultrafast biopsychic degradation of local populations, has occurred. In this regard, the task of carrying out a comprehensive system of defence R&D of a sociohumanitarian orientation was set.
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.
The concept of the “hybrid warfare” has become relevant and quite popular after the Crimea joining to Russia, military operations in the Donbass and growing turbulence associated with the Islamic state phenomenon. These events have substantially influenced the concept of modern warfare, security strategy, combining tools from the conventional, guerrilla, cyber and information warfare arsenals. The report was presented at the special event “Hybrid warfare. The armed conflicts shape and palette in the XXI century” within the XXV Economic Forum in Poland.