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The Ending of Wars and the Ending of Eras

RUSI Journal, 15 August 2015
Military Sciences
When wars come to an end, even a decisive military victory does not necessarily translate into a decisive political outcome. Michael Clarke reflects on the nature of international warfare, systemic change, and the difficulties of defining with any clarity the outlines of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’, especially in political terms.

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Olivier Kraft
Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

Olivier is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Prior to joining RUSI in 2017, he worked with... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

David Carlisle
Associate Fellow

David Carlisle is an independent consultant who specialises in devising strategies for combatting illicit finance. David has experience... read more

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