Episode 16: The 21st Century Urban Battlespace

In this Adversarial Studies seminar, Professor Anthony King will discuss the distinctive features of the 21st century urban operating environment, and the challenges of fighting within it.

The current and steady trend towards urbanisation will compel militaries to fight in a human and physical terrain that is in some ways antithetical to entrenched concepts of manoeuvre. Moreover, the very expansion of cities has rendered them an increasingly complex ecosystem that is difficult to control.

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Dr Sidharth Kaushal

Research Fellow, Sea Power

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