War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power

Why is the West powerful on the battlefield and yet also strategically fragile?

Members event, Panel Recording
16 March 2021 — 12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Online

War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power (Highlights)

— HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Why is the West powerful on the battlefield and yet also strategically fragile?

How will the Western experience of balancing its liberal values continue in a very different military international order? Drawing on the recently published Insights book, War Time: Temporality and the Western Decline of Military Power, the quality of temporality and its relationship between three trajectories will be explored: the trajectory of Western military, the perception of time and, most notably, the pace of war. 

Praise for the book:

‘This excellent collection of essays explores why the West is overwhelmingly powerful on the battlefield and yet also strategically fragile and whether that dichotomy signals the end of Western military dominance. I especially liked the exploration of norms that shape Western military power and how they’re being utilized by our adversaries. Arguing with the many interesting propositions its authors produce will sharpen all of our thinking about what constitutes the Western way of war and whether it remains sufficient to protect and advance our interests.’

— Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy, American Enterprise Institute

The book is part of the Chatham House/Brookings Institution Press Insights book series.

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