Johann Schmid is the Director COI Strategy and Defence (COI S&D) at the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) in Helsinki, Finland. The international competence centre supports participating states of the European Union and NATO in enhancing their understanding, preparedness and civil-military capabilities to counter hybrid threats. As an officer in the German armed forces he has been working in various fields within the organization. This includes different functions and missions within the combat troops of the army and assignments to NATO as well as to the academia. From 2014 to 2018, he served within the political department of the German Federal Ministry of Defence. Johann Schmid earned his doctorate in political science.

Research Profile | Current Projects

In his academic work Johann Schmid concentrates on the theory and changing manifestation of war with a special focus on hybrid warfare. He currently supervises amongst others the project: „Hybrid Warfare: Future and Technologies“ (HYFUTEC).

Selected Publications

  • Schmid, Johann, Ralph Thiele. 2019.
    Hybrid Warfare – Orchestrating the Technology Revolution.
    In: NATO at 70: Outline of the Alliance Today and Tomorrow, edited by Róbert Ondrejcsák, Tyler H. Lippert, 211-225. Bratislava: STRATPOL.
  • Schmid, Johann. 2019.
    Hybrid warfare on the Ukrainian battlefield: developing theory based on empirical evidence.
    Journal on Baltic Security 5 (1): 5-15. DOI: 10.2478/jobs-2019-0001.
  • Schmid, Johann. 2017.
    Hybride Kriegführung in Vietnam – Strategie und das center of gravity der Entscheidung.
    Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 10 (3): 373–390. DOI: 10.1007/s12399-017-0659-4.
  • Schmid, Johann. 2017.
    Konfliktfeld Ukraine: Hybride Schattenkriegführung und das "Center of Gravity" der Entscheidung.
    In: Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert, edited by Hans-Georg Ehrhart, 141-162. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
  • Schmid, Johann. 2016.
    Hybride Kriegführung und das "Center of Gravity" der Entscheidung.
    S+F, Sicherheit und Frieden - Security and Peace 34 (2): 114-120. DOI: 10.5771/0175-274X-2016-2-114.