New forms of conflictuality

Although the possibility of conventional war or nuclear challenges between states cannot be excluded, conflict in the world today is increasingly caused by deadly enterprises or situations of insecurity, which blur the boundaries between war and peace, exterior and interior, civil and military, even real and virtual – to the point, at times, that the face of the enemy cannot be made out.

This landscape of conflict needs to be inventoried and put into perspective by the social sciences. Some needed conceptual clarification could be obtained through targeted research projects.


Transformations contemporaines des règles et pratiques policières, judiciaires et militaires