THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF WAR — THUCYDIDES (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

[Thucydides] is one of the very few primary resources we have. If he hadn’t done this, we probably wouldn’t know very much about this period at all We continue our Great Strategists series with an episode on the man whose works serve as a foundation of strategic thought about war. Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) was […]

THERE IS NO SPOON: RETHINKING WAR IN THE GRAY ZONE

Would a cyberattack that takes down the Texas power grid in the peak of summer be an act of war? “There is no spoon.” The 1999 film, The Matrix, held a critical lesson for its protagonist, Neo. One cannot change physical reality; one can change only oneself. The message came from a young boy who […]