THE PHANTOM MENACE: THE CHANGING ROLE OF CIVILIANS IN INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICTS

  In February 2014, heavily armed, professional, and anonymous ‘little green men’ appeared in Crimea. On 4 March 2014, President Putin of the Russian Federation was asked if these men were Russian soldiers; his reply was that “[t]hose were local self-defense units,” whilst later admitting these were Russian military forces. In August 2014, the NATO […]