Blurring the Lines between War and Peace: Belarus, Lawfare and Hybrid War

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko's use of migrants against the countries of Poland and Lithuania is but one example whereby aggressor-states are now deliberately blurring the lines between war and peace. Plausible deniability of these non-military ‘attacks’ can leave the recipient country in a legal and ethical quandary. Do they counter? Do they simply absorb the attack and do nothing? Welcome to the peculiar world of 21st Century conflict. In this episode, John speaks with the University of Canberra’s Prof. Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann on this new, innovative form of competition and where it may lead.

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