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We Need To Update Our Definition Of ‘War’

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After World War II, the thinking went that nuclear bombs would pose such a threat that no one would ever dare start a new, global war. And yet, battles large and small have never ceased. Tanisha M. Fazal, associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a belief that modern war is tapering off is a dangerous falsehood. Her essay “War Is Not Over: What Optimists Get Wrong about Conflict” appears in the current issue of Foreign Affairs.