Shared resilience against hybrid threats: EU-NATO approaches

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The aim of this paper is to make an overview of the new forms of Sino-Russian hybrid warfare used against Europe and to discuss effective EU-NATO strategies to counter them. Resilience can be one of the EU-NATO responses or the strategy to counter hybrid threats.

Keywords: Hybrid threats, resilience, NATO, EU, adaptation

Vira Ratsiborynska | Vrije University Brussels. Belgium

Dr Vira Ratsiborynska is an Adjunct Professor on NATO and transatlantic approaches to security and Global politics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Her areas of research interests include the relations between the EU-NATO and the Eastern partners, Russia and Central Asia, e.g. in energy, trade, geopolitics, border security, conflict management and peacekeeping. Vira Ratsiborynska holds a Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg, France. She wrote her dissertation on the European Neighbourhood Policy (with regard to the East) and publishes extensively in English and French on the topics of the European Union and the Eastern flank’s security, the relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, NATO and Russia. She obtained a Master’s degree in EU Studies from the College of Europe (Belgium) and a Master in Political and Social Studies from Sciences Po (France). Her professional experience includes working in support of such organizations as the European institutions and NATO entities. She also has corporate experience in an American public affairs consultancy in Brussels as well as experience in communication and diplomatic fields. Dr. Ratsiborynska speaks English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and German.