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Comprehending Gerasimov’s Perception of a Contemporary Conflict – The Way to Prevent Cyber Conflicts


[ 1 ] Instytut Działań Informacyjnych, Wydział Wojskowy, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication


Published in

AARMS : Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science

Journal year: 2018 | Journal volume: vol. 17 | Journal number: no. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Cybernetyka
  • Gerasimov Valery (1955-)
  • Procesy informacyjne
  • Przetwarzanie informacji
  • Rozpoznanie (wojsko)
  • Walka elektroniczna

EN Alongside with the appearance of the so far unknown reality called cyberspace, the new conditions of the course of conflicts emerged, consequently both the scientists as well as practitioners started to use the term cyber conflict. Unfortunately, presently there is no consistent, common view concerning a cyber conflict. The article presents a theoretical basis of cyber conflicts based on the research carried out by the authors. The article itself is an added value since it provides the suggestion and explanation of the perspective for the understanding of cyber conflicts through the prism of Gerasimov’s perception of a contemporary conflict. Moreover, it presents a new definition of a cyber conflict as the process being the system of activities. The authors also present the stages of a conflict according to Gerasimov, as well as the structure of a cyber conflict. Additionally, the article envisages the aspects of Russian attitude to conflict solving which are worth paying attention to. The presented article offers the perspective of the Russian understanding of the resolution of conflicts, it bridges the gap in research on cyber conflicts as well as assures a strong theoretical basis for the understanding of a Russian point of view on the solution of contemporary conflicts, which might be useful for counteracting cyber conflicts. The authors hold the view that the article is the incentive for further research on cyber conflicts during competition.

Pages (from - to)

71 - 82


License type


Open Access Mode

publisher's website

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Points of MNiSW / journal


Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021