Edited by Ofer Fridman, Vitaly Kabernik, and James C. Pearce (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2019), 271 pages. Book Review
Nir Boms (2020) Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/23739770.2020.1815959
Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare, edited by Ofer Freidman (Kings College, London), Vitaly Kabernik (Moscow State Institute for International Relations), and James C. Pearce (Angila Ruskin University), focuses on an especially timely aspect of the nature of modern-day war and conflict. There are more than forty active conflicts around the world today involving sixty-four countries and, according to one source, no less than 576 militias and separatist groups.
Iran says Israel’s attack on the air base in Syria’s Homs will not go unanswered. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior international affairs advisor to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said – quote – this crime will not remain without a response. He said that Iran would strongly defend Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty. According to Press TV, Syrian air defense systems shot down five out of eight missiles fired by two Israeli F-15 warplanes from Lebanon. Several people were killed and wounded. On Monday, Damascus said that the attack on Homs would not have been possible with the US support and warned of ‘dangerous repercussions of Israel’s attacks on its territories.
Radio Sputnik discussed Israel’s suspected attack on the air force base in Syria’s Homs with Dr. Nir Boms, a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University and the coordinator of the TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle East.