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

Elisabeth Braw
RUSI Newsbrief, 5 November 2018
Modern Deterrence, Domestic Security, Securing Britain, UK Defence
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’.

BANNER IMAGE: 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/Wikimedia/Creative Commons Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en

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Elisabeth Braw
Associate Fellow

Elisabeth Braw directs RUSI's Modern Deterrence project, which focuses on how governments, business and civil society can work together... read more

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