After years in which the brinkmanship policies of assertive regional players and ambitious external powers have destabilized the Mediterranean Sea, the new geopolitics of the region is gradually taking shape. This Hybrid CoE Strategic Analysis looks at how structural factors and recent geopolitical shifts are producing a flurry of realignments, and how they tend to reopen old wounds or result in new frozen conflicts. Around them, regional and global powers compete to reap the benefits of the end of the US hegemony.
A short paper addressing timely questions concerning hybrid threats. Aims to identify gaps in knowledge and understanding, explain processes behind a phenomenon, or highlight trends and future challenges. Aimed at a wider audience of experts and non-experts alike.