Hybrid Warfare
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Hybrid Warfare
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Mika Aaltola (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
This course will help students better understand the different aspects involved in hybrid warfare. It will enable students to better assess the risks involved with hybrid warfare as well as to identify best practices to deter and fight against hybrid warfare.
Brief description of the course
The course gives a historical overview of the use of hybrid warfare. The course focuses on Russia’s use of hybrid warfare and the different elements and pillars of it. Lastly, the course evaluates potential defence policies that the West (or any nation) could take to defend and deter hybrid warfare.
Independent work
The course will include reading assignments, active participation and a final paper. For specifics students should visit the current course programme
Learning outcomes in the course
The students are able to identify how different tactics of hybrid warfare are related. Students are able to analyze the impact and consequence of hybrid warfare. Students are able to identify key policies to fight against hybrid warfare.
Assessment methods
A-E. Specific grading information an be found in the course programme
Mika Aaltola
Study literature
• Frank Hoffman, Conflict in the 21st Century: The Rise of Hybrid Wars (Arlington, Va.: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 2007);
• Williamson Murray and Peter R. Mansoor, eds., Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Prsent (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).