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Title

The Polish Counterterrorism System and Hybrid Warfare Threats

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Podstaw Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication

2020

Published in

Terrorism and Political Violence

Journal year: 2020 | Journal number: Article in press

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Counterterrorism
  • Hybrid warfare
  • International security
  • Law
  • National security
  • Poland
  • State defence system
  • Terrorism
PL
  • Bezpieczeństwo narodowe
  • Bezpieczeństwo międzynarodowe
  • Kontrterroryzm
  • Polska
  • Prawo
  • System obronny państwa
  • Terroryzm
  • Wojna hybrydowa
Abstract

EN This article examines the origins, structure and role of the Polish counterterrorism system, which is then set against the rising threat posed by state and non-state actors employing hybrid warfare tools. We demonstrate the usefulness of anti-terrorist regulations, not only in counteracting terrorist groups, but also in the thwarting of operations engaged in by various entities waging hybrid warfare. We argue that lessons learned from the international struggle against terrorism can contribute to the development of proper prescriptions that seek to tackle hybrid threats. Extensive anti-terror instruments and measures implemented since 2016 are among the key elements in the contemporary defense and security doctrine being pursued by Poland. However, while the new regulations have provided intelligence agencies with strong powers that markedly enhance their capabilities regarding the recognition of hybrid threats, the same flexible legal regulations, subject to broad interpretation, may also serve a partisan agenda, and thus endanger the rule of law.

Date of online publication

25.06.2020

Pages (from - to)

1 - 19

DOI

10.1080/09546553.2020.1777110

URL

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2020.1777110

Comments

Publikacja będąca na zasadach tzw. Early Access. Status artykułu: Article in press. Bibliografia, netografia, wykaz aktów prawnych na stronach: 14-19.

Points of MNiSW / journal

140.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

140.0

Impact Factor

2.741

Publication indexed in

Scopus | WoS