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On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.

On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.
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Australia

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On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.

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English


Episodes

S2E06 - Realism Part Two: Playing Games

1/30/2018
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In this episode, Al & Austin explore another idea withing the school of Realism -the application of game theory to International Relations. Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/season-2-episode-5realism-part-2-playing-games/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at www.facebook.com/OnWarThePodcast

Duration:00:34:14

S2E05: On Realism

1/3/2018
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In this start of a new series on the ‘schools of thought’ of war and IR, Alasdair & Austin take a look into Neorealism. What is its history, what kind of picture does it paint the world in, and do they find it useful in their own work? Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/season-2-episode-5-on-realism/ Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at...

Duration:00:32:38

S2E04: Soldiers of Fortune

12/19/2017
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Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/season-2-episode-4-soldiers-of-fortune/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at www.facebook.com/OnWarThePodcast

Duration:00:45:21

OWTP Episode Eight: Bombs, Bugs and Gas pt 1

4/26/2017
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In this Episode, Alasdiar and Austin respond to a question from the listeners regarding the laws of war and the 'unholy trinity' of Chemical, Nuclear and Biological Weapons. Just how much of a threat do these weapons pose? What limitations, be they practical, social or legal, really apply to them? Is there truly any point in possessing them? This episode is the first of a 2-part series, and covers this topic with regard to their use, possession and development for Nation-States. Part 2, to...

Duration:00:33:19

OWTP Episode Four: Fighting for Peace

3/1/2017
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In this episode Alasdair and Austin discuss peace keeping and peace enforcement missions around the world.

Duration:00:43:31

OWTP Episode Two: A Democratic Peace?

2/6/2017
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In this episode Alasdair & Austin explore and critically express democratic peace theory; idea that democracies don’t go to war with one another. Become a Patron! : https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Shownotes: www.onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com

Duration:00:19:15