The Role of Conventional Forces within the ‘Gray Zone’

Analysis GESI, 24/2019

The concept of conflict in the so-called ‘Gray Zone’ is basically developed within a framework where the dichotomy between war and peace has been overcome and solved under the traditionally established thresholds of conflict. This general approach may lead us to think that the role of conventional forces is limited to deterrence against a potential enemy, especially when in most cases these forces are not even included in a contingency plan.

Information warfare: feed information with disinformation

Análisis GESI, 22/2019

Abstract: After the Cold War, Russian elites were convinced that the attempts at expansion of the European Union and the Atlantic Alliance, as well as the impulse of democratic values in the Eastern European countries, were designed to isolate Russia. In response, Russia began promoting the ideology of traditionalism, the sovereignty of States, and national exclusivity.

Refugees and Terrorism: the Real Threat

Análisis GESI, 17/2019

Abstract: The exponential increase of mainly Muslim asylum seekers to the European Union in 2014-2016 (which concurred with a dramatic intensification of religious inspired terrorist activities) raised numerous security concerns and countless questions about the link between refugees and terrorism and amplified xenophobic feelings and Islamophobia in some sectors of the European societies.

Strategic approaches adopted by the British and French in the Spanish Civil War

Análisis GESI, 12/2019

Abstract: The Spanish Civil War from July 1936 through April 1939 was a testing ground for the “policy of appeasement” that Britain and France practiced after the I World War in order to pursue their own national interests, while avoiding a major confrontation with Germany and Italy.