The Strategic Challenge of Society-centric Warfare
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Building E40, E40-496, Lucian Pye Conference Room
1 AMHERST ST, Cambridge, MA 02142
SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni, Visiting Fellow and Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program
The presentation will explore the centrality of the social dimension in historical and contemporary conflict, its pivotal role in the strategies of all rivals of the West, from ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas to China and Russia, and the shortfall of Western responses to this challenge. It will discuss dynamics of strategic interaction in such conflict and their implications, and thoughts on how Western states might conceptualize and formulate strategy in this society-centric environment.