A new volatile multipolar world order is taking shape while memories of past major wars start to fade. It is high time for a new anti-war politics that could meet the challenges posed by this evolving global landscape.
Tarak Barkawi is a Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. His interdisciplinary scholarship re-imagines relations between war, armed forces and society in modern world politics. His last book, Soldiers of Empire, examined the multicultural armies of British Asia in the Second World War, reconceiving Indian and British soldiers in cosmopolitan rather than national terms.