Countering hybrid threats

Hybrid threats influence and exploit vulnerabilities to incur damage below the threshold of overt aggression. They are a mixture of coercive and subversive activities, conventional and unconventional methods, used in a coordinated manner across multiple domains. Authoritarian regimes are increasingly attempting to undermine the EU’s shared democratic values and polarise our societies for their own purposes using different types of hybrid activities, such as information manipulation, cyber-attacks, lawfare, economic coercion, or the  instrumentalisation of migrants.

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