Gröna män landar på Krim: en teorikonsumerande fallstudie kring Rysslands irreguljära metoder
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Early in the year 2014 Russia conducted an irregular warfare campaign in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, in a surprisingly swift operation towards an Ukrainian loss . The warfare strategy focus of this thesis is the irregular aspect of the conflict. The conflict was discussed by NATO in a debate earlier this year. Conclusions stated that both NATO and the EU should enhance their defence and resilience against the irregular aspect of warfare, in order to repel and deter such threats in the future. Academics have different arguments about whether the Russian success was achieved using enemy centric or population centric irregular warfare. The aim of this study is to examine Russia´s annexation of Crimea based on theories of irregular warfare. By adding this research based on the conflict in Crimea, other studies based on the case may increase their scientific validity and reliability. The result shows that during the conflict, Russia used population centric irregular warfare, in parallel with a few aspects of enemy centric warfare. Therefore the irregular warfare conducted by Russia could be explained using both of the stated theories.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Russia, Crimea, Annexation, Irregular, Population, Enemy, Centric, Warfare
Ryssland, Krim, Annektering, Irreguljär, Befolkningscentrerat, Motståndarcentrerat, Krigföring
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6607DiVA: diva2:1073851
Subject / course
War Studies, Thesis
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Ångström, Jan, Professor