WarPod Ep #16 | The Remote Warfare Paradox

In episode #16 of the WarPod podcast from the Oxford Research Group, Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould sit down with Alasdair McKay to discuss their chapter: “The Remote Warfare Paradox,” from the forthcoming E-IR book Remote Warfare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The distorting effects of distance on democratic deliberation about war.
  • The roots of remote warfare – why here, why now?
  • The novelty (or not) of Western remote warfare vis-a-vis previous practices and the strategies of other (non-Western) states.
  • How ‘war’ left our vocabularies and why it should return.
  • What remote warfare means for the “truth, meaning and order” of war.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read the full chapter under discussion here.