• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 25.5    |    
  • 31.3    |    
    Canada briefing
  • War has changed
  • 02:07    |    
    Characteristics of modern conflict
    • No longer an instrument of the state
    • Group grudge
    • Different means of war have changed
    • New means of conducting war
    • Cites General Sir Rupert Smith, 2007
  • 07:3.5    |    
    War among peoples
    • New types of battlefields
    • Instruments of power
    • Media and the reflection of reality
    • Goal is to change the system
  • 11:55    |    
    Vietnam War
    • Limited war
    • Armed propaganda
      • Simple weapons
      • Controlling public opinion through the media
    • US withdrawal
    • Subsequent events
  • 18:38    |    
    New kind of war: summary of characteristics
    • Center of gravity
    • Modern way of acting against the government
    • Colombian example
    • FARC combatants
  • 24:13    |    
    Hugo Chavez's unconventional military transition
    • Military and paramilitary capabilities
    • Three enabling concepts
    • Three bases of the new Bolivarian state
      • Social change
      • Economic change
      • Political change
    • Fourth generation warfare
    • Three-stage program for the liberation of Latin America
  • 29:48.5    |    
    Six phases
    • Propagate Latin American nationalism
    • Create a popular front out of the middle classes
    • Foment regional conflicts
    • Plan overt and direct intimidation activities
    • Increase covert and overt actions
    • Confront a demoralized enemy
  • 41:23.800000000000182    |    
    Question and answer period
    • An ambitious desire to create an empire
    • A failing state
    • Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) legacy
    • Is this plan related to the current situation in Honduras?
    • Does the media benefit or damage a government?
    • How will this plan affect the future relationship between the United States and Venezuela?
    • What role does the media play in a society where people are apathetic to politics and are easily manipulated?
      • Population's apathy
      • Political and commercial interdependency with Venezuela
    • How should governments handle the media during times of war?
    • Governments manipulate public opinion without using the media
  • 01:03:56.40000000000009    |    
    Final words
  • 01:04:47    |    
    Final credits

Seminar Unconventional Conflicts Precipitated by Non-State Actors (Day 2, Part I)

New Media  | 25 de junio de 2009  | Vistas: 150

About this video

Max Manwaring explains that war has undergone fundamental changes during the last decades. War as a battle in the fields between armies, and war as a massive decisive event, no longer exists.  Nowadays, non-governmental actors are the main players in conflicts around the world. Dr. Manwaring describes the tools non-state organizations use to fight their enemies as well as the changing nature of their goals.  He also discusses Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's unconventional military transition and his six-phase program designed to establish a Bolivarian state in Latin America.  Dr. Manwaring goes into the important role played by the media and public opinion in modern war. While emphasizing the importance of responsible and accurate free speech, he describes the damage that can be done when the media become polarized and readily manipulated.

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Seminar: Unconventional Conflicts Precipitated by Non-State Actors (Day 2, Part I)
Max Manwaring

Academic Building, A-406
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 25, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, June 2009.
Camera: Mario Estrada, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz



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