- List of Contributors
- Defining War
- Strategy and War
- How History Shapes War
- The Collision of Modern and Post-Modern War
- Alliances and War
- Brazil, India, and China: Emerging Powers and Warfare
- Morality and War
- The Evolving Legal Aspects of War
- The History of Grand Strategy and the Conduct of Micro-Wars
- The Strategic Object of War
- Nuclear Deterrence and War
- Unconventional Forms of War
- Terrorism and War
- Strategic Leadership and War
- Intelligence and War
- The Pol/Mil Interface and War: the French at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
- Managing War
- The Russian Way of War: in Crisis?
- The Twenty-First Century War: Chinese Perspectives
- The Japanese Way of War
- Military Coalitions in War
- Military Leadership in A Changing World
- The Art of Command in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on three Commands
- Hybrid Conflict and the Changing Nature of Actors
- Conducting Joint Operations
- Counterinsurgency and War
- The Role of Logistics in War
- Land Warfare
- Maritime Warfare and the Importance of Sea Control
- Air Warfare
- Teaching War
- The Limits of Technology in War
- Space: A New Theatre of War?
- Affording War: The British Case
- Industry and War
- Procurement and War
- The Defence Industry in the Contemporary Global Security Environment
- The Changing Relationship Between Society and Armed Forces
- Clear, Hold, and Build: Operationalizing the Comprehensive Approach
- Building A Multilateral Civilian Surge
- Demography and Warfare
- Communicating War: The Gamekeeper's Perspective
- Communicating War: The Poacher's Perspective
- Does War Have A Future?
- conclusions:The Unpredictability of War and Its Consequences
Abstract and Keywords
Getting armed forces and civilian specialists to work effectively together is seen by some charged with the conduct of war as sitting at the margins of the business of war. Of course, in so-called ‘kinetic’, i.e. extremely violent, environments, there is little room for civilians and militaries must go about their business. However, once a space begins to be held the introduction of civilians as early as possible is not just essential, but part of the conflict resolution cycle in which the security space is cleared, stability held and thereafter built through reconstruction and development (clear, hold, and build). The effective operationalization of the Comprehensive Approach is thus central to the future utility of NATO (and the European Union) in crisis management, and in return the Alliance is vital to the effective, legitimate conduct of the Comprehensive Approach if mission success is to be achieved in future hybrid war.
Professor Julian Lindley-French is Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy, Netherlands Defence Academy, and Associate Fellow, Chatham House.
Paul Cornish is Carrington Chair, Royal Institute for International Affairs, London.
Andrew Rathmell is Principal, Coffey International Development.
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