• The Weaponisation of Everything

  • A Field Guide to the New Way of War
  • By: Mark Galeotti
  • Narrated by: Mark Galeotti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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An engaging guide to the various ways in which war is now waged - and how to adapt to this new reality.

Hybrid war, grey-zone warfare, unrestricted war: Today, traditional conflict - fought with guns, bombs, and drones - has become too expensive to wage, too unpopular at home, and too difficult to manage. In an age when America threatens Europe with sanctions, and when China spends billions buying influence abroad, the world is heading for a new era of permanent low-level conflict, often unnoticed, undeclared, and unending.

Transnational crime expert Mark Galeotti provides a comprehensive and groundbreaking survey of the new way of war. Ranging across the globe, Galeotti shows how today’s conflicts are fought with everything from disinformation and espionage to crime and subversion, leading to instability within countries and a legitimacy crisis across the globe. But rather than suggest that we hope for a return to a bygone era of “stable” warfare, Galeotti details ways of surviving, adapting, and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by this new reality.

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Clear, concise, and thought provoking

Mark Galiotti’s ‘The Weaponisation of Everything’ clearly show that while new and shiny war technology may make our current times seem more dangerous than ever before, behind the drama and the hype it is truly just business (as usual) and there is nothing new under the sun.

War, be it kinetic (physical) or non-kinetic (psychological, economic, cyber-anything, espionage, culture) has been with us forever.

This book details how the binary world of right or left, right or wrong, red or blue, black hats or white hats, the just or the unjust, friend or foe, is a world that we believe in because it makes things easier for us to understand and deal with, but is a world that does not really exist in such simple terms.

The author is a perfect narrator of his own work, adding humor, pauses, and emphasis in all the right places.

This work is so packed with details, and suggestions for further reading, that it will require multiple visits. Fresh from a first listen, I am immediately starting again. Highly recommended.

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The book you need to read right now

Mark Galeotti's knowledge of the topic in general and his specific expertise on modern Russian history makes this the book you need to truly grasp the export controls and sanctions-focused actions in today's headlines. It's an important, easily accessible, and entertaining listen.

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important insight

This book is packed with important insights about trends in government, politics, and war. Many things going on in the world are scary and I appreciated the tone of realism but also optimism in some areas. I hope Prof Galeotti will consider the issue of development banking for his next work. What do they say they are doing? What are they actually doing?

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  • 06-23-22

Recommended as an introduction

A short and informative book with very good recommendations for further reading. As a introduction to modern conflict and war, this is a relevant book.

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  • 05-08-22

mind-blowing

this was a particularly mind opening book, kept me engaged complimentary cover to cover