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Senior Fellow Paul Robinson writes for the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) reflecting on what the war in Ukraine is telling about modern warfare.
When it comes to large-scale inter-state war, we learn from all this that despite technological advances, the fundamentals of war remain unchanged. War is still, as Clausewitz said, ‘an act of violence’. It is immensely destructive. It has been long since Western states fought somebody capable of fighting back. The experience of the Ukraine war suggests that if they ever do, the results will not be pleasant.
Paul Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa.