The war has a retrograde feel says Charlie. I believe* it’s only the third conventional war between two countries since the Gulf war. They were far more common during the cold war era.
The other was the Ethiopia-Eritrea war**, and…Iraq. One hopes retro hasn’t become fashionable following a weakening of the international law. That would be very, very bad.
*Clashes between India and Pakistan and Ecuador and Peru didn’t involve declarations of war, although his war may still turn out to be as brief, we can hope, though maybe with a bigger death toll. The Armenia-Azerbaijan war went on after the Gulf war, but started as a conflict within the Soviet Union in the late 80s.
** So two out of three wars involves countries recently separated, which gives them a slightly retro civil war feel, which I suppose is a hopeful thought.