Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

AUTHOR:  Oscar Jonsson PUBLISHED BY:  Georgetown University Press REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor Oh, for the days of clarity when nations declared war…

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The New Normal

The New Normal

AUTHOR:  Ben Buchanan PUBLISHED BY:  Harvard University Press REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor Cyber war wasn’t supposed to be this way. We expected…

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The Contest For Central Asia

The Contest For Central Asia

AUTHOR:  Alexander Cooley PUBLISHED BY:  Oxford University Press, USA REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor In the 1800s, Russia and Great Britain played a…

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‘War by other memes’

‘War by other memes’

AUTHORs:  P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking PUBLISHED BY:  Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor If war is, as Prussian…

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Hybrid War in the Lands in Between

Hybrid War in the Lands in Between

BOOK AUTHOR:  Mitchell A. Orenstein PUBLISHED BY:  Oxford University Press, 2019 REVIEWED BY:  per Concordiam Staff Mitchell Orenstein assures us that his book, The Lands…

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An Essential Military Role

An Essential Military Role

Edited by:  U.S. Army Col. William Mendel and Dr. Peter McCabe PUBLISHED BY:  JSOU Press REVIEWED BY:  per Concordiam Staff It is counterintuitive that nations…

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What the Past Reveals

What the Past Reveals

AUTHORS: Peter R. Mansoor and Williamson Murray PUBLISHED BY: Cambridge University Press, 2016 REVIEWED BY: per Concordiam Staff Seven precarious coalitions battled French attempts to…

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The battle for digital supremacy

The battle for digital supremacy

Book author: David Patrikarakos Published by: Basic Books Reviewer: per Concordiam Staff Social media has made a mockery of the old saw that a lie can travel halfway…

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Islam’s Revival in Central Asia

Islam’s Revival in Central Asia

Book author, editor: Pauline Jones Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017 Reviewer: Diana Clark Gill Civil violence is worrisome no matter where it originates or where its proponents strike….

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Countering extremism at the national level

Countering extremism at the national level

Book author: Hamed El-Said Published by Palmgrave Macmillan, 2015 Reviewer: Clare Calvert As the number of countries dealing with the threat of foreign terrorist fighters…

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