Hybrid Alliances: Efficiency, Business Continuity and Future Foresight in a World of Challenges

  • Marios Panagiotis EfthymiopoulosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Modern alliances, regional, or international, short-term or long-term, require security resilience, business continuity and sustainability. Alliances need to be practically efficient and provide efficacy and accuracy when practically applied. In an age of change, alliances have become hybrid in nature and thus need to be reshuffled. In a period of strong, real-time geo-strategic changes, in a constantly changing security environment, there is a need for strong actions. Countries and leaders, seek modern and long-term alliance capacity building that will provide eventually stability, sustainability, safety and growth for their own countries and regions. Based on the initial theory of Steven Walt’s “Origins of Alliances”, this research paper seeks to demonstrate a clear need for strategic realignment of alliances through appropriate understanding of security threats and challenges, yet also leadership and vision that does more to promote regional and international environment strategic and security cooperation. A new long-term commitment, in a period of reshuffling of strategic alliances will eventually provide a ‘safety net’ that will trigger growth, sustainability and development. This policy and research paper, currently examines countries’ pragmatic practical engagement for the establishment of a balance of power, through alliances that are of hybrid nature; achieved through diverse elements of true diplomatic involvement, military preparedness, active engagement and knowledge sharing capacity, in a world, where regional or international security or stability seems to be at stake.


Interoperability Resilience Business Security continuity Strategic planning Operations Tactics Global policy Hybrid alliances 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Security and Global StudiesAmerican University in the EmiratesDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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