[Book Discussion] Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare

The book examines how three key figures in Moscow, Beijing and Tehran, built irregular warfare campaigns that are eroding American power. Conventional warfare—clashes between large military forces—defined 20th century power. However, today, facing dominant US conventional and nuclear capabilities, America’s principal adversaries (Russia, China and Iran) have adopted a different style of competition. Ranging from cyberattacks, covert action and proxy conflicts to information and disinformation campaigns, espionage and economic coercion—these are the tools of irregular warfare which will increasingly re-shape international politics. In short, the future of warfare is likely to be closer to the Chinese general Sun Tzu than to Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz.

This public talk will be conducted online via Zoom on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm (SGT). All are welcome to participate. This event is free, however, registration is compulsory. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom details closer to the date of the event.

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