Western Way of War Podcasts

What is the Western Way of War? Is there one? How did it come about? Is it war or warfare (and what is the difference)?



In this podcast series we tackle these issues and others, mapping the origins of the term, and why the current discussions are perhaps misguided and immature.


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Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of the Western Way of War sponsored by Raytheon UK. Access the latest episodes.

Episode 78: For Your Ears Only: The Easter Egg Episode
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Episode 77: So What Did We Learn, if Anything?
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Episode 76: Ben Wallace: Not Tinkering Around the Edges
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Episode 75: Dr Matthew Harries: Matters of Nuclear Weapons
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Episode 74: Joann Robertson: Rethinking Logistics
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Episode 73: Sam Cranny Evans: Chinese Ground Forces
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Episode 72: Natia Seskuria: Russian Borderisation Tactics
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Episode 71: Alessio Patalano: The Evolution of Warfare at Sea
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Episode 70: Kafia Omar: A Deadly Decade for Children
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Episode 69: Sarah Ashbridge: Are We Proud of the Contract Between the Military and Society?
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Episode 68: Justin Bronk: An Unhealthy Dependence on Air Power
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Episode 67: Malcolm Davis: Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkey
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Episode 66: Prof Jim Holmes: There is a Problem with Western Navies
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Episode 65: Katarzyna Zysk: Russian Creativity and Risk-Taking
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Episode 64: Anant Mishra: Street Smart Warfare
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Episode 63: John Spencer: Urban Warfare as the Great Leveller
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Episode 62: Heather Venable: Gen Z – the Best Tacticians in History?
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Episode 61: Minogue and Haines: Education in Conflict Zones
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Episode 60: Rory Stewart: Failure, and the Villains of the Western Campaign in Afghanistan
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Episode 59: Tarak Barkawi: The Vocation of Arms
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Episode 58: General James McConville: Not Fighting the Last War Better
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Episode 57: Eliot Cohen: Industrialised Precision Warfare
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Episode 56: Dr Jennifer Cole: Convergence and Civil Defence
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Episode 55: General Jim Mattis: Reality is a Terrible Adversary
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