Are the ‘new’ wars recent phenomena or they have happened as result of a long process of development?

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As demonstrated above by the wars in Angola and Syria compared to previous conflicts, there is a distinction between Clauswitzean warfare and ‘new wars’. One criticism on the new war theory is that ‘new’ wars have occurred throughout history, but were simply overshadowed by larger traditional wars such as the Cold War or World War I and II. This leads us to ask the question mentioned previously: how new are these ‘new’ wars? Edward Newman would argue that ‘new’ wars are in fact not new at all. He claims that all of the factors that characterize new wars have been present, to different degrees, throughout the last 100 years. He further argues that...
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