In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast — recorded the week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine — University of Canberra professor and co-convener of the National Security Hub, Dr Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann, joins editor of Defence Connect, Liam Garman, to unpack the hybrid and grey-zone warfare strategies employed by Russia ahead of its invasion of Ukraine.
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Dr Dov Bachmann begins by delving into the 20th century origins of Russia-Ukraine tensions to contextualise the contemporary struggle.
The UOC professor then speaks to Russia’s modern warfare strategy, discussing its use of both hybrid and grey-zone tactics.
Dr Dov Bachmann goes on to explain how Moscow has leveraged these methods to advance its geostrategic objectives, referencing key operations in breakaway provinces across Ukraine.
Finally, the professor flags the risks of a potential spill-over in conflict in the Indo-Pacific off the back of tensions in eastern Europe.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 413: PODCAST: Combating misinformation, with ADIA Excellence Award winner Dr Marian-Andrei Rizoiu
Episode 412: PODCAST: Unpacking the concept of the ‘Balanced Fleet’, with Jennifer Parker, ANU National Security College
Episode 411: PODCAST: Digital defence infrastructure, with former US Special Operations Command director of networks and services, Colonel (ret’d) Joseph M Pishock
Episode 410: SPOTLIGHT: Securing leading talent in the defence industry, with Shelley Willsmore and Miranda Van Hooff
Episode 409: PODCAST: Government commitment to defence based on considered, direct action, with Meryl Swanson MP
Episode 408: PODCAST: Improving ICT Hardware Sustainment essential to the future of Defence and National Security by Nick Asscher and Bill Freeman, Touchpoint
Episode 407: PODCAST: Opposition Defence team scathing of government’s commitment to Defence and defence industry
Episode 406: PODCAST: The lead up to Indo Pacific 2023
Episode 405: PODCAST: Military aircraft news around the world, with the Australian Aviation editor Adam Thorn
Episode 404: PODCAST: The lingering impact of Defence of Australia in our defence policy, with the Hon Kim Beazley AC
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