Hybrid CoE Strategic Analysis Papers

Strategic analysis papers are short papers (around 2000 words) by academic and research community experts. They are published once per month. Analyses are based on long term research experience, or else on current or finished research projects. The idea behind the strategic analysis papers is to enhance understanding of different phenomena in the realm of hybrid threats. They do not present direct recommendations but aim to explain processes and identify gaps in knowledge and understanding as well as to highlight trends and future challenges. Each analysis paper includes a literature list for further reading. Topics are related to Hybrid CoE’s work in all of its main functions: training and exercise, communities of interest (hybrid influencing; strategy and defense; and vulnerabilities and resilience) as well as research and analysis. These analysis papers are peer reviewed.

Hybrid CoE Research Reports

Hybrid CoE Research Reports are thorough, in-depth studies commissioned by Hybrid CoE, or products of joint Hybrid CoE projects. These reports aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of issues relevant to hybrid threats. They either provide relevant policy recommendations or other practical conclusions, and include new research with relevant references. Hybrid CoE provides feedback on the reports before their publication.

Hybrid CoE Trend Reports

Trend Reports are an outcome of expert-pool meetings on a given theme. They highlight the main trends of the theme, provide multiple perspectives on current challenges as well as academic discourse on the topic, and serve as background material for policymakers. They aim to distinguish between what really constitutes a threat, what appears to be a threat but is not necessarily one, and what has the potential to become one. Hybrid CoE’s Research and Analysis engages expert pools on 11 themes: terrorism, security, information, economy, law, energy, cyber, Russia, China, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Each network is composed of top-ranking academic experts in the field from each of our member states (one or two per country).

Hybrid CoE Working papers

Working papers are medium length papers (max. 5000 words) by practitioners and experts with practical experience. Underlying each of the papers is long term and deep practical working experience with an analytical focus. They can present workshop-based ideas, food for thought type of papers, understandings of current events and trends or personal views relating to the realm of hybrid threats. The aim of the working papers is to share ideas and thoughts as well as to present analysis of events that are important from the point of view of hybrid threats. Some papers issue recommendations. They cover a wide range of important topics relating to our constantly evolving security environment. Working papers are not peer reviewed.

Hybrid CoE COI Records

COI Records are documents, which summarise the main points and findings of a workshop, seminar, training or a scenario-based discussion.