The Center for Counterasymmetric Studies is a research organization dedicated to identifying emerging national security trends.

Gray conflict. Hybrid war. Guerrilla geopolitics. Unbalanced warfare. In recent years, numerous terms have been proposed to encompass the new types of asymmetric strategies being employed by states to achieve national aims. What elements link such concepts to and differentiate them from past eras? What type of policy responses are most effective against this set of problems? Is deterrence possible against such challenges? How can decision-makers fashion timely, proactive strategies for such a new era?