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Modern Deterrence: Preparing for the Age of Grey-Zone Warfare

An aerial view of the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest and busiest container port. Enhancing the security of critical national infrustructure like ports and power stations is an important element of modern deterrence. Courtesy of John Fielding/Wikimed

Modern deterrence is concerned with how countries employ their resilience potential to deter today’s hybrid threats, especially through the involvement of the private sector and civil society. New approaches will likely build on the practices already developed by countries exhibiting a strategy of ‘total defence’.

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Elisabeth Braw

Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

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