Babilon Aeris. Hybrid World and Syrian Maze

Babilon Aeris. Hybrid World and Syrian Maze

Neklessa A.I.,

Chairman of the Commission on the social and cultural globalization; member of the Bureau of the Scientific Council “History of World Culture” at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Head of the Laboratory for Geo-economic Analysis, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2016.03.08

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Neklessa A.I. Babilon Aeris. Hybrid World and Syrian Maze. – Polis. Political Studies. 2016. No. 3. P. 92-107. (In Russ.).


The modernity world order is in a crisis, getting into non-equilibrium, possibly a permanentlymobile state. Its border limits are the highly organized transnational neonomadic Community (New North)and area of the new archaic (Deep South), marked with the stigmata of the culture of death, the presenceof warlords and captured. The XX century was the century of permanent revolution; the XXI century risksbecoming a time of permanent war. Post-modernity converts the space of combat operations, forminga new norm, using new tools, creating new threats. The concept of “hybrid warfare” reflects the set ofaggressive manipulations, application of a wide range of tools that create complex combinations of direct andindirect threats to the enemy. Such “war” extends the capabilities of conventional politics and focuses on the deconstruction of adverse circumstances, submission or decomposition of the enemy with the purpose example of such a hybrid plot. It crossed several dimensions: global, regional, confessional, ethnic-national, post-modern. The phenomenon of the ISIS (DAISH) presents the world an innovative political organism,challenging the values of modernity in their confessional and traditionalist interpretations, although notexclusively. This is also a specific post-modern challenge, a simulacrum, containing its own game and valuecomponent. It is not the first time when the theme of a toxic state appears on the agenda of modernity,presenting the most traumatic inclusion in the modern text (in the form of post-colonial post-imperiallimitrophe states). Retrospective analysis helps to detect the similar processes of active “conservativefuturism” (utopianism), unfolding in similar circumstances, but historically occurring in other forms.In a globally integrated society, local and regional crises can lead to a cascade developing processes thathave universal significance. The modern event trajectories under critical circumstances are characterizedby cascade effect: actions can cause a chain reaction, calling into question the future of the world system.

hybrid warfare; Syria; ISIS; DAISH; post-secular; post-modernism; traumatic inclusion; toxic state; simulacrum; futurism; Utopia; preadaptation.

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See also:

Neklessa A.I.,
Sinews of War & Nerves of Peace: Hybrid Metamorphosis. Methodological and Prognostic Aspects of the Post-Modernity Co-Existence. – Polis. Political Studies. 2019. No4

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Crisis of the modern world: new forms of sociality. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No2

Bolshakov A.G.,
Problematic statehood in the epoch of global crisis of national sovereignty. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No5

Oznobishchev S.K.,
“The New Cold War”: Reminiscences about the Future. – Polis. Political Studies. 2016. No1

Abazov R.F.,
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