Third Anglo-Afghan War, 1919. Was itan asymmetric conflict? Cover Image

III wojna afgańsko-brytyjska, 1919. Czy był to konflikt asymetryczny?
Third Anglo-Afghan War, 1919. Was itan asymmetric conflict?

Author(s): Joanna Modrzejewska-Leśniewska
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: konflikt asymetryczny; Afganistan; Wielka Brytania; III wojna afgańsko-brytyjska

Summary/Abstract: The term ‘asymmetric conflict’ is mainly used with reference to modern times to describe a conflict of two enemies whose resources differ significantly. However, it seems justifiable to use this term also to refer to confrontations which took place in the past. That is why an analysis was made of the Third Anglo-Afghan war as an example of an asymmetric conflict. At first sight it would seem that what we have here is a typical clash between a weaker opponent and a much more powerful one. However, a more in-depth analysis of the characteristics of this conflict in the context of asymmetry questions the simplified assertion that the Third Anglo-Afghan War was this kind of confrontation.

  • Issue Year: 143/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 769-787
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish