DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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PRIVATE WAR

Obrad Savic

Concept: The process of globalization as the disintegration of the borders of the States provokes the new war as an epidemics of private wars.

 

This is a concept that lies hidden in the European war-discourse. That discourse being developed first by the Renaissance humanists, the by Gobbs with his idea of Leviathan States and finally by Clauzewitz who drew a very precise line between war and non-war, between warring armies and peaceful populations. The nature of war changes in the modern world and the state borders are not as determined. The world is global. Just as the next war.

We know that before the Renaissance War usually amounted to the armed conflict. When a group of population would be repulsing the attack of everything it considered dangerous. It is exactly such conflicts, fights that the founders of the European discourse on war wanted to limit, thinking that it is only the states, the sovereign powers who have the right to declare war. The notion of “private” war is illegal in this sense. Yet it would be a mistake to think that the next Global War should resemble the old Post-  Renaissance scheme. For the global world rejects the state borders, making them ever more fictional and bringing back that which was considered long passed – the outburst of private interest. The Global war will not look like a struggle of great Leviathans. It will be epidemics of uncontrolled private wars, knowing no borders, no distinction between armed forces and peaceful citizens. It is this war that manifests itself in the “terrorist attack” and in that fear before it that had became part of our everyday  news.  It is this kind of war that showed its first signs in the conflict leading to disintegration of Yugoslavia.