September 20, 2012
Why the East Is Beating the West
Matthew d'Ancona, London Evening Standard
During the Cold War, two blocs of nations stood ranged against one another in an easily comprehended conflict between two economic and political systems. In our age, the fault-lines are not so easily detected. Warfare is frequently asymmetric. The proximate causes of battle are often hyper-local, tribal and sectarian. The threads that link one to the other are not always easy to detect.
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