59 episodes

The Art of Asymmetrical Warfare takes a holistic approach to discuss the history of at least one asymmetrical conflict per season. Join me as I explore civil wars, guerilla warfare, various resistance movements and stretch the definition to delve into civil disobedience and civil rights movements.

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The Art of Asymmetrical Warfare Sam Amenn

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The Art of Asymmetrical Warfare takes a holistic approach to discuss the history of at least one asymmetrical conflict per season. Join me as I explore civil wars, guerilla warfare, various resistance movements and stretch the definition to delve into civil disobedience and civil rights movements.

Icon created by the talented @GraphicsHub3
Theme song is Symphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 - III. Allegro

    Episode 45 – The Russian Civil War: Cho’lpon and Abdulla Qodiriy

    Episode 45 – The Russian Civil War: Cho’lpon and Abdulla Qodiriy

    Cho’lpon and Abdulla Qodiriy are giants within Uzbek literature. They were also Jadids, Muslim reformers who lived in Central Asia in the 1900s and witness how the Russian Revolution and Civil War affected Turkestan, Bukhara, and Khiva. Learn how they shaped Uzbek cultural and literary identity and how they were vilified and murdered by the […]

    • 36 min
    Episode 44 – The Russian Civil War: Abdurauf Fitrat

    Episode 44 – The Russian Civil War: Abdurauf Fitrat

    Learn about Abdurauf Fitrat, a giant in Central Asian literature and a statesman who played a key role in creating the modern state of Uzbekistan and its language. If you enjoyed this episode, please donate to our Patreon References: Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid Reviewed Work(s): Evading […]

    • 36 min
    History in 5ish Minutes: the Basmachi’s Approach to Guerrilla Warfare

    History in 5ish Minutes: the Basmachi’s Approach to Guerrilla Warfare

    Learn about the five tactics the Basmachi used against the Bolsheviks and why they, ultimately failed. If you enjoyed this episode, please donate to our Patreon Resources “The Basmachi or Freemen’s Revolt in Turkestan 1918-1924 by Martha B. Olcott “Revolution in the Borderlands: The Case of Central Asia in a Comparative Perspective” by Marco Buttino […]

    • 8 min
    History in 5ish Minutes: Frunze’s Strategy Against the Basmachi

    History in 5ish Minutes: Frunze’s Strategy Against the Basmachi

    Learn about the five tactics Red Army General Mikhail Frunze used against the Basmachi. If you enjoyed this episode, please donate to our Patreon Help Pakistan Page Help Puerto Rico Page Resources “The Basmachi or Freemen’s Revolt in Turkestan 1918-1924 by Martha B. Olcott “Revolution in the Borderlands: The Case of Central Asia in a […]

    • 10 min
    Episode 43-The Russian Civil War: Enver Pasha and the Basmachi

    Episode 43-The Russian Civil War: Enver Pasha and the Basmachi

    What happens when a former Ottoman Pasha, sentenced to death in absentia finds himself in Central Asia? If you’re Enver Pasha, you first align with the Bolsheviks before jumping ship and joining the Basmachi. Learn how Enver led the Basmachi until his death in a small village in eastern Bukhara. If you enjoyed this episode, […]

    • 30 min
    Episode 42-The Russian Civil War: Frunze vs the Basmachi 1920-1921

    Episode 42-The Russian Civil War: Frunze vs the Basmachi 1920-1921

    After disbanding the Musburo and overthrowing the Emirs of Khiva and Bukhara, Frunze has one more enemy to eliminate before communism can take hold in Central Asia: the Basmachi. Learn how Frunze created an counter-insurgency strategy against the Basmachi while dealing with mountain warfare, a ragtag army, and a region wracked with famine and sectarian […]

    • 33 min

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