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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Mar 12, 2021

A new collection of essays explores the role of time in military strategy. War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power asks why, in an age of relative military dominance, the United States and its allies have become unable to successfully conclude conflicts. The book is the latest in the Chatham House Insights series, which is published by Brookings Institution Press. 

In this episode Ben is joined by the editors of War Time, Sten Rynning, Olivier Schmitt and Amelie Theussen, to discuss the influence of time on the political, strategic and normative aspects of military action.

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War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power


Speakers: Sten Rynning, Olivier Schmitt, Amelie Theussen

Host: Ben Horton

Editor: Jamie Reed

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