The aim is to analyze the implications of inequality inside war dynamics. Asymmetry between two rival sides in war makes humans involved in it seek different strategies to face the disadvantage of a superior enemy. Guerrilla, militiamen, insurgents, and rebels in general hold close links between them which are present in asymmetrical warfare phenomena.
The concept of asymmetrical conflict is used with the aim of including recent phenomena of confrontation between police/army and civilian masses that rise up against established authority.
CIHBE III will focus both on the study of asymmetrical conflict as a global issue, and the depth study of this phenomenon with particular cases, from Guerrilla in Peninsular War to Taliban insurgency, with the aim to reach a deep understanding of a reality that shakes current battle fields. This reality, at the same time, highly concerns governments, modern armies and police, which are exposed to the relatively successful attack of non-state groups that in spite of their limited means are capable of turning their smallness into power.
Best papers will be published in summer 2014 in a book edited by Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado (UNED)
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