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  1. Introduction
  2. What is the greenhouse effect?
  3. The determining factors
  4. The heat wave in summers, is it actually due to the greenhouse effect?
  5. Will this phenomenon happen again?
  6. Conclusion

Whether violence is a characteristic of human nature or a negative side effect of culture is a subject of open debate. However, what is certain is that the use of such violence in relationships between men and social groups has always existed, and it is feared that this will continue. One just needs to open a newspaper to realize that the news is full of information on conflicts raging around the world; conflicts which affect both "civilized" nations and those that are "less developed ".

Furthermore, though one can consider it is historical and comparable across time and space, the phenomenon of war has changed dramatically over time. The same newspaper report comments on some aspects of this development and the difficulties it entails for the entities involved: the difficulties faced by U.S. in Iraq or Israel in Lebanon appear to be based on the important ways in which these powers have are poorly adapted to new forms of conflict and new opponents.

When and how did these new forms of conflicts emerge that seem to cause so many problems with these armies which are extremely modern? What are its characteristics? Who are the new players emerging from this evolution of the war? Before addressing these questions, one must consider the war "conventional" for which the armies of all the States are in principle prepared.

The evolution of armed conflict may be lit differently depending on the criterion that is adopted such as technology. Among these criteria is the concept of a nation-state that seems most important to consider. Thus, the international order of the Congress of Westphalia (1648) has secreted a kind of war of its own and is called into question today.

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