Liberal Warfare: A Crusade Twice Removed. / Hughes, David.

In: International Studies Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2013, p. 351-373.

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Liberal Warfare: A Crusade Twice Removed. / Hughes, David.

In: International Studies Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2013, p. 351-373.

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Hughes, D 2013, 'Liberal Warfare: A Crusade Twice Removed', International Studies Review, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 351-373. https://doi.org/10.1111/misr.12062

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Hughes, D. (2013). Liberal Warfare: A Crusade Twice Removed. International Studies Review, 15(3), 351-373. https://doi.org/10.1111/misr.12062

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