Understanding the Transformation of Warfare
This project brings together leading experts in different fields of security studies to analyze the expansion of modern conflict, and the dynamics and utility of non-military warfare.
Going beyond the conceptual debates, this project will investigate theoretical questions such as who is a participant, what is victory, and what is the relation between military and non-military means in modern conflict. The thematic chapters include investigations of the different domains of warfare today, such as the cyber warfare, the evolution of political warfare, technology and statecraft, economic coercion, intelligence in the 21st Century and many more.
The objectives of this research project are
– To understand the changing character of conflict, and the relation between military and non-military, technological means,
– To empirically investigate the dynamics and utility of non-military warfare, and the relation between the different domains on war,
– To formulate policy recommendations for governments and governance regarding the threats of non-military warfare.
This project is financed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and is hosted at the Swedish Defence University (SEDU) and the Center for the Governance of Change at IE University.
Marine Corps University
Swedish Defence University
US Department of State
King’s College London
Center for a New American Security
US Naval War College
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