Opinion | Proxy Wars From Sparta to Ukraine and Gaza


Paul Rahe, a scholar of ancient military history, finds contemporary parallels. But where’s our Gylippus?

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Paul Rahe is one of the world’s top scholars of ancient military history. When we meet, he wants to talk about war in the present tense: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Hamas pogrom in Israel and China’s covetous eye on Taiwan.

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