Degradation of Strategic Culture as a Threat to International Security: From Perceived Dilemmas to Real Military Confrontation

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Serhii Zubchenko
Ph.D. in Political Science, Deputy Head of the Humanitarian Policy Department of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, Veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war


Abstract. The article highlights and analyses the current issues of international security agenda related to the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the application by the Russian Federation of targeted destabilizing hybrid war techniques the territory of other states. The article describes the fundamental repercussions of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Russian military invasion of Donbas for international relations. Strategic culture is highlighted as an important factor of success of states and factor of international security as well as a prerequisite for the effective solution of urgent global problems, prevention of crisis and destructive phenomena. The necessity of prompt, consolidated and comprehensive inter-national response to illegal actions by the Russian Federation and its proxy-subjects, rep-resenting a direct and obvious threat to international peace and security is substantiated.
The author analyses the Russian aggression against Ukraine in the context of national, European and global security. The researcher notes, referring to the experts’ opinion, that the imposition of sanctions alone is not enough to achieve foreign policy goals. Specific signals from the top political leadership of states and international organizations imposing them are also important because these signals shape certain expectations of decision-makers.
Keywords: Russian military aggression against Ukraine, international law, diplomacy, international security, foreign policy, strategic culture, national security, geopolitics, hybrid war.

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