UK understanding of Russian use of multi-dimensional warfare explored

04 March 2016

The Defence Committee holds its second evidence session on its inquiry into Russia: implications for UK defence and security.


Tuesday 8 March 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 11.30am

  • Dr Igor Sutyagin, Senior Research Fellow, The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  • Dr Bobo Lo, Independent Analyst
  • Mr Peter Pomeranzev, Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute

At 12.15pm

  • Dr Andrew Monaghan, Senior Research Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
  • Dr Victor Madeira, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft

Scope of the session

The Committee seeks to:

  • Examine how the UK should manage its capabilities to engage with Russia where appropriate whilst mitigating military confrontation with Russia.
  • Explore the extent of UK understanding of the Russian use of multi-dimensional warfare, and the underlying culture and mind-set.
  • Understand the extent to which the UK has adequate information about Russia’s military capabilities and intentions, the main tools of Russian ‘multi-dimensional’– also known as ‘ambiguous’ and ‘hybrid’– warfare, and the capacity of the UK and NATO to respond.

Further information

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