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Changing Character of War
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1 The Ontology of Autonomy for Autonomous Weapons Systems Dr Heather Roff discusses the role of autonomous weapons systems within the international community. She provides a theoretical framework for defining and classifying these systems, examining the diplomatic and moral concerns that they pose. Heather Roff 05 Apr 2017
2 Technology and the Rise of Boundless Warfare Professor David Galbreath gives a talk for the Changing Character of War seminar series. David Galbreath 05 Apr 2017
3 Social Pluralism Religious Cleansing and Hybrid Warfare in Syria Since the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising of 2011, the United States and a network of European and regional Sunni allies have applied instruments of coercion against Syria that collectively take on the character of ‘hybrid warfare’. John Eibner 05 Apr 2017
4 Militant Jihadi Culture: Poetry as a Weapon The power of poetry to move Arab listeners and readers emotionally, to infiltrate the psyche and to create an aura of authenticity around the ideologies it enshrines, make it a perfect weapon for militant jihadist causes. Elisabeth Kendall 05 Dec 2016
5 What we are missing about the Missing; searching for the disappeared victims of armed conflict One of the aspects of the changing character of war is an increased awareness of and attention to those who go missing due to armed conflict. Derek Congram 05 Dec 2016
6 Strategy Evolves from apes to Artificial Intelligence Kenneth Payne explores the evolutionary basis of strategic behaviour, and assesses the impact of non-biological intelligence on the future of warfare. From chimpanzees to computers, via a dose of Clausewitz: hopefully something for everyone. Kenneth Payne 05 Dec 2016
7 Creative Commons On Criminal Strategy Do criminal groups use 'strategy'? Are crime wars really wars? This talk will reveal criminal groups using force and other means to determine political outcomes to suit their own agendas and competing with states in a common 'market for government'. James Cockayne 14 Oct 2016
8 Environment, Energy and Economics and the Structure of our Geo-Political Future Steven Jermy gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Steven Jermy 08 Jul 2016
9 Clan and Conflict: The Intersection between State Violence and Societal Violence in Somalia Mohamed Haji Ingiriis gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Mohamed Haji Ingiriis 08 Jul 2016
10 Creative Commons Children and War: Victims, Villains, and the United Nations Discussing the issues involved in using children in conflict, assesses the changing characteristics of security and war, and explains the complex international system and interwoven constraints and opportunities on government policy in this field. Robert Jackson 06 Jul 2016
11 Strategy and War in the Modern Age: CCW Annual Lecture 2016 Professor Jeremy Black from the University of Exeter delivers the CCW Annual Lecture on the theme of "Strategy and War in the Modern Age". Jeremy Black 06 Jul 2016
12 Creative Commons Mare Liberum and Mare Clausum: Maritime sovereignty, emerging countries and war Rodrigo Fracalossi de Moraes gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Rodrigo Fracalossi de Moraes 06 Jul 2016
13 Creative Commons Responsibility to Protect on its Tenth Anniversary: Point of Collapse or Resurgence? Joanne Neenan gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Joanne Neenan 06 Jul 2016
14 Creative Commons Strategy and Democracy Sir Hew Strachan gives a valedictory lecture for the Changing Character of War upon stepping down as Chichele Professor of the History of War. Hew Strachan 06 Jul 2016
15 Creative Commons The Utility of Force in Cities: Calibrating Security and Development Tools for Urban Stability Rapid and unmanaged urbanisation is leading to protracted armed violence in key cities of the developing world. This seminar analyses the conduct of recent stabilisation operations within large and mega-cities. Antonio Sampaio 06 Jul 2016
16 Creative Commons Prisoners of the Past, Preparing for the Future: The Influence of Institutions, Experience, and Culture on Military Adaptability Jason Clark gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Jason Clark 05 Jul 2016
17 Creative Commons The Morality of Unconventional Force Tom Simpson gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Tom Simpson 05 Jul 2016
18 Creative Commons Concentration and Asymmetry in Air Combat Historical Lessons for the Defensive Employment of Air Power Niall Mackay 05 Jul 2016
19 Creative Commons Diplomacy: The First Line of Defence James Kidner gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. James Kidner 05 Jul 2016
20 Creative Commons Towards Mobilization? The Evolution of Russian Grand Strategy This talk will explores the various aspects of Russian strategic thinking and planning, the conducting of the orchestra and what appears to be a move towards mobilisation measures. Andrew Monaghan 05 Jul 2016
21 Creative Commons Arrangements of Convenience Among Violent Non-state Actors This talk will discuss how rebels, paramilitaries and criminals cooperate in borderland areas, and what this means for security. Annette Idler 05 Jul 2016
22 Creative Commons The Evolution of Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice Lucas Milevski gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Lucas Milevski 05 Jul 2016
23 War in the Time of Terror This talk attempts to set out what IS aims are, whether there are negotiating possibilities and what the West's response to this new phenomenon should be. Ivor Roberts 05 Jul 2016
24 Creative Commons Cybersecurity and the Age of Privateering: An Historical Analogy DPhil research using a historical analogy to mercantile companies, privateers, and pirates to shed light onto the blurred boundaries between state and private interests. Florian Egloffs 05 Jul 2016
25 Creative Commons 5 SOLDIERS – The Body is The Frontline: Choreographing 21st Century War Rosie Kay gives a talk for the Changing Character of War seminar series on dance and war Rosie Kay 12 Jan 2015
26 Creative Commons The Russian-Ukrainian War: Challenges for Military Policy in the Baltic State Dr Deividas Slekys (University of Vilnius), gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Deividas Slekys 12 Jan 2015
27 Creative Commons Fighting to the End: The Strategic Culture of the Pakistan Army Dr C. Christine Fair (Georgetown) gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. C Christine Fair 12 Jan 2015
28 Creative Commons How to Educate a General Defining and delivering military education: Col (rtd) Dr Randall Wakelam draws on his historical research to look at what constitutes good military education and how it can be most effectively delivered. Randall Wakelam 21 May 2014
29 Creative Commons Current Progress in Afghanistan Brigadier Jones evaluates the current state of progress in Afghanistan, focussing in particular on summer 2013. He also discusses the extent to which achievements are reflected in the media narrative. Rupert Jones 12 May 2014
30 Creative Commons The Perception of Victory: Israel’s Recent Experiences of Winning and Losing the Narrative Tim Fawdry-Jeffries considers observer perceptions of the outcome of war, taking as examples the Second Lebanon and Gaza Wars. Tim Fawdry-Jeffries 30 Apr 2014
31 Creative Commons Enemy Within: Underlying Flaws in Policy-Making on Afghanistan Matt Waldman considers what went wrong in policy-making on Afghanistan Matt Waldman 01 Apr 2014
32 Creative Commons How the Syrian Regime Sells its War at Home Drawing his own experience of working as a journalist in Syria, Stephen Starr reports on the war in Syria and how the current regime presents the war to the people of Syria. Stephen Starr 01 Apr 2014
33 Child Soldiers: Protected Beyond Gender? An International Criminal Law Perspective Patricia Sellers draws on her professional experience to discuss how children can be legally protected in armed conflict Patricia Sellers 01 Apr 2014
34 Creative Commons The Prosecution of Rape in Wartime: Evidence from 1950s Kenya Julianne Weis draws on historical data to consider the prosecution of rape in wartime. Julianne Weis 01 Apr 2014
35 Creative Commons Remembering War Marking the anniversary of the first world war, Professor Cecile Fabre considers why we remember war, Cecile Fabre 01 Apr 2014
36 Creative Commons Generals, Politicians and Mandarins: the Malfunctioning Political-Military Relationship in Britain Drawing on his 2013 report, James de Waal discusses civil-military relations in Britain following the conflicts in recent years and considers what lessons could be learnt. James de Waal 01 Apr 2014
37 Creative Commons Post-COIN : The Future of Conventional Warfare Lt Col Alexandre Vautravers, Associate Professor at Webster University looks at the future of armed conflict and the role of conventional forces, post-COIN. Alexandre Vautravers 01 Apr 2014
38 Creative Commons Searching for Reflective Armed Forces: A Lithuanian Civil-Military Relations Perspective CCW Visiting Fellow, Deividas Slekys analyses civil-military relations, using Lithuania as a case study. Deividas Slekys 01 Apr 2014
39 Creative Commons An Uncommon Point of View: Military Diplomacy in an Active Theatre Brigadier Matthew Overton draws on his own professional experience to discuss the role of diplomacy in active conflict. Matthew Overton 01 Apr 2014
40 Creative Commons Religious and Nationalist Motivations in Insurgency: Evidence from the Caucasus Professor Monica Toft explores religious motivations in insurgency. Monica Toft 01 Apr 2014
41 Creative Commons Planning Future War The Director of CCW outlines the future of armed conflict and how we should be preparing for it. Rob Johnson 01 Apr 2014
42 Creative Commons Hassan Rohani's Strategy to Avoid War Thomas Flichy reflects on the current politics of Iran and its role in the wider region. Thomas Flichy de la Neuville 13 Nov 2013
43 Creative Commons The Morality of Private War The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies. James Pattison 05 Nov 2013
44 Creative Commons Men at War: What Fiction Tells Us About War Professor Christopher Coker looks at the presentation of war in fiction, focussing in particular on the different character types commonly portrayed. Christopher Coker 28 Oct 2013
45 Creative Commons 'New Wars' and the Horn of Africa New wars and the Horn of Africa. Peter Woodward 10 Jun 2013
46 War Crimes, Character, and Responsibility A discussion of military ethics and war crimes. Jessica Wolfendale 24 May 2013
47 Creative Commons "Europe Nothing Left to Die for?" NATO's European Allies, Military Capabilities and Political Will Drawing on her recent book, Janne Matlary addresses the question of burden-sharing in NATO and the role of the US's European allies. Janne Matlary 17 May 2013
48 Creative Commons Insurgencies: The Challenges of Intervention Professor Beatrice Heuser looks at the systemic challenges of intervening in insurgency. Beatrice Heuser 09 May 2013
49 Creative Commons How to Clear a Room: Towards a Sociology of Contemporary Urban Combat A discussion of the sociology of contemporary urban combat and professionalism in the military. Anthony King 09 May 2013
50 Revolution and Jihad in North Africa and the Sahel Professor Jean-Pierre Filiu uses his diplomatic experience and research to discuss Revolution and Jihad in North Africa and the Sahel. Jean-Pierre Filiu 02 May 2013
51 Exit Strategies and State Building Drawing on his current research and recent book, Richard Caplan addresses issues relating to exit strategies and state building. Richard Caplan 19 Apr 2013
52 Political-Military Strategy-Making in Regional Command South Afghanistan Drawing from his own experience, Todd Greentree discusses political-military strategy-making in regional Command South Afghanistan. Todd Greentree 19 Apr 2013
53 Creative Commons Legitimate Targets? The Partial Effectiveness of International Law in US Air Warfare Dr Janina Dill, Department of International Relations, Oxford University, gives a talk about US Air Warfare and International Law, organised by the Changing Character of War programme, Oxford University. Janina Dill 04 Mar 2013
54 Creative Commons 'Careful What you Wish For': Peace, Military Literacy, and the Future of the Use of Force in G-8 Countries Professor Ivan Arreguin-Toft, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, gives a talk about the future of Military force in G-8 countries, organised by the Changing Character of War programme, Oxford University. Ivan Arreguin-Toft 04 Mar 2013
55 Creative Commons Private Maritime Security and the Introduction of an International Regulatory Structure Peter Cook, Founder and Security Director of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), gives a talk on Maritime Security, organised by the Changing Character of War programme, Oxford University. Peter Cook 04 Mar 2013