Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2017

Winning Without Killing:The Strategic and Operational Utility of Non-Kinetic Capabilities in Crises

  • Paul A.L. Ducheine
  • Frans P.B. Osinga

Part of the NL ARMS book series (NLARMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theo Brinkel
    Pages 19-38
  3. Paul A L Ducheine, Jelle van Haaster, Richard van Harskamp
    Pages 155-179
  4. Jan van Lieshout, Robert Beeres
    Pages 181-194
  5. Robert Beeres, Robert Bertrand, Myriame Bollen
    Pages 221-235
  6. Joop Voetelink
    Pages 237-254
  7. Barend Lubbers, Eric Theunissen, Patrick Oonincx
    Pages 275-286
  8. Niels Woudstra
    Pages 287-299
  9. Sebastiaan Rietjens, Erik de Waard, Paul C. van Fenema
    Pages 313-332

About this book


International conflict resolution increasingly involves the use of non-military power
and non-kinetic capabilities alongside military capabilities in the face of hybrid threats.
In this book, counter-measures to those threats are addressed by academics with both
practical and theoretical experience and knowledge, providing strategic and operational
insights into non-kinetic conflict resolution and on the use of power to influence, affect,
deter or coerce states and non-state actors.

This volume in the NL ARMS series deals with th
e non-kinetic capabilities to address
international crises and conflicts and as always views matters from a global perspective.
Included are chapters on the promise, practice and challenges of non-kinetic instruments
of power, the instrumentality of soft power, information as a power instrument
and manoeuvring in the information environment, Russia's use of deception and
misinformation in conflict, applying counter-marketing techniques to fight ISIL, using
statistics to profile terrorists, and employing tools such as Actor and Audience Analysis.
Such diverse subjects as lawfare, t
he Law of Armed Conflict rules for non-kinetic cyber
attacks, navigation warfare, GPS-spoofing, maritime interception operations, and
finally, as a prerequisite, innovative ways for intelligence collection in UN Peacekeeping
in Mali come up for discussion.

The book will provide both professionals such as (foreign) policy makers and those
active in the military services, academics at a master level and those with an interest
in military law and the law of armed conflict with useful and up-to-date insights into
the wide
range of subjects that are contained within it.

Paul A.L. Ducheine and Frans P.B. Osinga are General Officers and full professors at the
Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda, The Netherlands.


Conflict Resolution Hybrid Threats International Relations Instruments of Power Informational Environment Non-military Power

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A.L. Ducheine
    • 1
  • Frans P.B. Osinga
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Military SciencesNetherlands Defence AcademyBredaThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Military SciencesNetherlands Defence AcademyBredaThe Netherlands

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