What is Meant by Grey Zone?

Introduction The grey-zone (also grey zone, gray zone, and gray-zone) describes the space in between peace and war in which state and non-state actors engage in competition. Refer to Proxy War and Hybrid Warfare. Brief History The concept of the grey-zone is built on existing military strategies; however, information technology has created radical new spaces… Read More


What is a Proxy War?

Introduction A proxy war is an armed conflict between two states or non-state actors, one or both of which act at the instigation or on behalf of other parties that are not directly involved in the hostilities. In order for a conflict to be considered a proxy war, there must be a direct, long-term relationship… Read More

An Overview of Deterrence Theory

Introduction Deterrence theory refers to the scholarship and practice of how threats or limited force by one party can convince another party to refrain from initiating some other course of action. The topic gained increased prominence as a military strategy during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons and is related… Read More