Researches about Ukraine

Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Russia’s aggressive moves have returned military power politics to the European continent. This has revived the Cold War concept of deterrence, which will be the focus of the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit. However, discussions on increasing the number of rotational forces in Eastern Europe are only ad hoc measures that address islands of a deterrence policy, at best. Much broader conceptual work on deterrence is needed. How can deterrence work in a world in which security is much more than a military matter? In fact, it can work, but only if the psychological-cognitive dimension of deterrence is understood, and effectively …read more

Source: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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