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VIIth YOUTH MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUE: Hybrid and cognitive warfare

YMD 2023 - Workshop 3

September 2023

In a recent transcript of a speaker's discussion, we delve into the intriguing and evolving world of hybrid warfare and the cognitive domain. The speaker's insights offer a comprehensive understanding of these complex topics, shedding light on the intricate nature of modern conflicts, emphasizing the need to comprehend their evolution over the last three decades.

Hybrid warfare, as explained by the speaker, involves a multifaceted combination of conventional and unconventional tactics, including irregular warfare, terrorism, cyberattacks, and even criminal behavior. Its overarching goal extends beyond the traditional battlefield victory; it seeks to create profound psychological effects capable of leading to the collapse of an adversary's society.

In this document we reflect the main points that have been discussed in this section by the experts:

  • Mr. Colonel José María Cortés, Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado

  • Mr. David Gacía Cantalapiedra, Director of the Security and International Cooperation research group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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