How warfare has evolved – a humanitarian organization’s perception: The case of the ICRC, 1863–1960

21 November 2016 Daniel Palmieri

To understand how war is perceived and how it has evolved over time, we must first choose the right agent to study: one that is at once involved in the bellicosity, and yet keeps its distance. Such an agent will be better placed to maintain an objective and rational view of developments. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) would seem to fit the bill.

About the author

Daniel Palmieri
International Committee of the Red Cross

Daniel Palmieri is the historical research officer at the ICRC. He is the author of numerous works on ICRC history and on the history of war.

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