Speaker: Nathaniel L. Moir, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

Great power competition is not synonymous with conventional approaches to warfare. Over the last sixty years, irregular conflict — including insurgency and counterinsurgency, information operations, and other ways of war — predominated in most conflicts. Through seven chronologically organized case studies, the speaker will focus on conflicts in East and Southeast Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to analyze how vanguard movements formed parallel hierarchies to gain socio-political control over competitors. In assessing changes in the formation of parallel hierarchies over time, this project contributes to descriptions of irregular warfare in an era of renewed great power competition.

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