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This article tries to answer the following questions: to what extent do current unconventional forms of war give new opportunities to the challengers of the current international balance of power, be they ‘revisionist’ (aspiring) great powers or non-state players? What might be in the coming years the ‘chemical mix’ of conventional/unconventional forms of war? This is done by successively examining unconventional combatants, starting with the analysis of current concepts of asymmetry and irregular warfare; unconventional war on will, by analysing today's forms of psychological warfare; and unconventional weapons, by focusing primarily on the most promising emerging fields of cyber warfare and nano-warfare.
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