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1914 and 2014: Is Asia on the Verge of Repeating Europe’s Slide towards War?

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Are the analogies being made between the outbreak of World War I and today’s security environment most applicable to Asia? This is one of the questions the Center for Security Studies (CSS) sets out to answer in its series of publications and events on the parallels between Asia today and pre-war Europe a century ago. In this dossier, we present selected materials from our Multimedia Library that supplement the CSS’s efforts. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»


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The Future of Counterinsurgency Warfare

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Are current counterinsurgency theories and strategies obsolete? To many, the West’s militaries have merely failed to learn the right lessons from their most recent ‘small wars’. Others worry that militaries continue to embrace outdated and generic counterinsurgency models. Regardless of which camp is right, however, the reliance on insurgencies as a preferred mode of political action will continue, as the ongoing conflicts in Nigeria, the North Caucasus and Afghanistan attest. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»


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1914 and 2014

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While the centenary of the First World War has led numerous analysts to draw parallels between 1914 and 2014 – and to speculate on whether a large-scale war is on the horizon – others have rejected this type of analogizing as empty worst-case thinking or worse. The critics may have a point, but if we treat 1914 as a potent reminder that events do have a way of slipping out of our control, then it is worthwhile to look at three parts of the world this week where history might repeat itself. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»