The security environment has changed drastically in recent decades, affecting the way in which violent conflicts are conducted. In addition to military means, conflicts are supplemented with means from other domains. This may result in multidomain hybrid attacks and reflects the new reality of war and conflict management in the 21st century. Due to the multidimensionality of hybrid conflicts, drones represent a means of choice for hybrid actors. This Hybrid CoE Working Paper examines the use of drones in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Nagorno-Karabakh, and highlights trends from the perspective of hybrid methods.
Medium-length paper covering work in progress. Provides ideas, working hypothesis and analysis on current events relevant for understanding hybrid threats in the constantly evolving security environment. Written by Hybrid CoE staff, a practitioner or academic expert.