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Book Launch: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics

From Syria to Yemen to Ukraine, the practice of great powers covertly meddling in local wars is alive and well.

Date & Time

Mar. 13, 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics

From Syria to Yemen to Ukraine, the practice of great powers covertly meddling in local wars is alive and well. To mark the launch of his new book, Austin Carson traced the emergence of such practices in the 20th century. He analyzed what governments choose to keep secret during wars and how leaders use this method to cope with distinctly modern war escalation problems. Carson also explored how rival states both collude and compete, while attempting to manipulate the optics of war to keep military confrontations under control.

This book was available for purchase at the event.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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