Episode 71: Alessio Patalano: The Evolution of Warfare at Sea

Peter Roberts talks to Professor Alessio Patalano, doyen of the development of naval warfare and strategy at King’s College London.

They discuss combat experience at sea, the value of corporate memory, the formation of alliances, naval diplomacy, economics and the fragility of life at sea.

Western Way of War Podcast Series

A collection of discussions with those in the Profession of Arms that tries to understand the issues around how to fight, and succeed, against adversaries in the 2020s. We pose the questions as whether a single Western Way of Warfare (how Western militaries fight) has been successful, whether it remains fit for task today, and how it might need to adapt in the future? It is complemented by the ‘Adversarial Studies’ project that looks at how adversaries fight.

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Professor Peter Roberts

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Alessio Patalano

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of War and Strategy in East Asia, War Studies, KCL

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