Global Leadership Series: The changing nature of war
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- The origins and purpose of warfare dominates the agendas of governments as well as featuring prominently in the academic study of international politics. While state-based institutions such as the United Nations were built to prevent large-scale conflict between states, this traditional model of governance is increasingly at odds with the changing nature of warfare.
Contemporary conflicts - from Iraq to Libya, Darfur to Afghanistan, Mexico to Palestine - largely involve different actors (beyond the state), are frequently driven by different considerations (beyond the national interest), and take different forms (beyond organised violence).
This panel brings together leading scholars on international security who will present different aspects of 'the phenomenon of new wars' and the political and conceptual challenges that need to be overcome if academics and policy-makers are to prevent, or effectively respond to, the problem of large-scale violence in our globalised world.
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