Dierk Walter

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16 August 2005

Neither new or a war

Acommpanying the terrorist attacks on western centres, such as those that recently occurred in London, is a renewed willingness in politics and the media to describe the series of such acts, as well as retaliation to them, as “the new war”. However, there are good reasons for refraining from this hasty renaming of phenomena which often are neither “new”, nor “war”.