Researches about Ukraine

Looking for Terrorists in Alderaan Places

Australian Institute of International Affairs

In September 2009, an article from the Economist detailed a significant lack of counterinsurgency tactics in the original Star Wars sci-fi blockbusters. The publication explained that the movie-going public ‘hate insurgency and counterinsurgency.’ This might have been true in the era of Star Wars’ cinematic release in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and nuclear war with the Soviet Union still a prevalent concern. But it couldn’t be further from the truth in 2015.
In fact, we’re fascinated by insurgency these days. Conceivably, that’s because we are bombarded with news about rebel groups all over the world every week, be they …read more

Source: Australian Institute of International Affairs

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