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INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC
STUDIES AND PREDICTIONS

Hybrid Wars: The Indirect Adaptive Approach to Regime Change


Автор: Andrew Korybko
Издательство: RPFU
ISBN: 978-5-209-06595-1
Год: 2015

The object of research is US grand strategy and the new patterned approach to regime change is the subject. The book restricts itself towards only analyzing the Color Revolution and Unconventional Warfare aspects of the Adaptive Approach, believing them to be a new theory of warfare in and of themselves. The fusion of these two can stand alone from the third step of military interference, and it will be argued that this hybrid may be more preferable than expanding the destabilization operation to Humanitarian Intervention/Responsibility to Protect. The structural events in Syria and Ukraine serve as the case studies for testing this new theory, and it will be taken for a given that the reader has some level of pre-existing knowledge about these situations. The book aims to elaborate upon and analyze the evolving US regime change template and method of warfare first described at the Moscow Conference on International Security 2014, as well as showing that the combination of Color Revolutions and Unconventional Warfare represents a new theory of state destabilization that is ready for strategic deployment all across the world.

Summary

Introduction                            
Introduction 0.1: Topical Significance
Introduction 0.2: Theory
Introduction 0.3: Official Russian Position to theTopic
Introduction 0.4: The Shortcomings of the Russian Position
Introduction 0.5: Object, Subject, Scope, and Aim of the Book
Introduction 0.6: Methodology

Chapter 1: Theoretical Contexts
Chapter 1.1.1: Geopolitical Context
Chapter 1.1.2: Mahan and Mackinder
Chapter 1.1.3: Prometheism
Chapter 1.1.4: The Rimland and Shatterbelt
Chapter 1.1.5: The Eurasian Balkans
Chapter 1.1.6: Geopolitical Context Summary
Chapter 1.2.1: Military Theories
Chapter 1.2.2: Fourth Generation Warfare
Chapter 1.2.3: The Five Rings
Chapter 1.2.4: The Indirect Approach and the OODA Loop
Chapter 1.2.5: Chaos Theory
Chapter 1.2.6: Lead From Behind
Chapter 1.2.7: Military Theories Summary


Chapter 1.3.1: Full Spectrum Dominance
Chapter 1.3.2: Full Spectrum Dominance and   Color Revolutions
Chapter 1.3.3: Full Spectrum Dominance and Unconventional Warfare
Chapter 1.3.4: The Dominance of Chaotic Dynamics
Chapter 1.3.5: Full Spectrum Dominance Summary
Chapter 1.4: Chapter Conclusion

Chapter 2: Color Revolution Application
Chapter 2.1.1: Introduction to Theory and Strategy
Chapter 2.1.2: "Propaganda" and "The Engineering of  Consent"
Chapter 2.1.3: Reverse Neocortical Warfare
Chapter 2.1.4: Social Network-Centric Warfare
Chapter 2.1.5: Social Network War
Chapter 2.1.6: Facebook Case Study
Chapter 2.2.1: Swarming and the Hive Mind
Chapter 2.2.2: Swarming and Color Revolutions
Chapter 2.3.1: The Tactics and Practice of Color Revolutions
Chapter 2.3.2: "The Machiavelli of Non-Violence"
Chapter 2.3.3: The Color Revolution Field Manual
Chapter 2.4.1: Notable Color Revolution Practitioners
Chapter 2.4.2: John Tefft
Chapter 2.4.3: Frank Archibald
Chapter 2.5: Chapter Conclusion

Chapter 3: Unconventional Warfare Application
Chapter 3.1: What is Unconventional Warfare?
Chapter 3.2: History and Advantages
Chapter 3.3: The Rise of Non-State Actors and Special Forces
Chapter 3.4.1: Unconventional Warfare Strategy
Chapter 3.4.2: The Five Rings
Chapter 3.4.3: The Indirect Approach and the OODA Loop
Chapter 3.4.4: Network War and Swarming
Chapter 3.4.5: Chaos Theory
Chapter 3.5.1: The Unconventional Warfare Field Manual
Chapter 3.5.2: Preparing for the Unconventional War
Chapter 3.5.3: Waging the Unconventional War
Chapter 3.6: Unconventional War in Ukraine
Chapter 3.7: Chapter Conclusion

Chapter 4: The Bridge
Chapter 4.1: Introduction
Chapter 4.2: Geopolitical Relationship
Chapter 4.3: The Field Manuals
Chapter 4.4: Shared Strategies
Chapter 4.5: Side-By-Side Comparison
Chapter 4.6: Archibald Crosses the Rubicon

Conclusion
Conclusion 5.1: Limited Forecast
Conclusion 5.2: General Recommendations
Conclusion 5.3: Concluding Thoughts

Appendix I: An Expose Of The Core Color Revolution Mechanics

Appendix II: The Color Arc

Bibliography