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Sounds of War: ‘Lie’

Sounds of War: ‘Lie’

Musistance is a human revolution, subverting hegemonic and violent practices. It is a politics of love and compassion that emerged from encounters with the heaven of life amidst the hell of war in Chechnya.

Sounds of War: ‘Lonely Night’

Sounds of War: ‘Lonely Night’

Love is a fascinating subject not only because it is not the obvious choice for a study on war, but also because it is so common and strange at the same time.

Sounds of War: ‘Fifteen Thousand’

Sounds of War: ‘Fifteen Thousand’

The way to find out how war is lived by children is to look into the everyday rather than be satisfied with generalisations and statistics.

Sounds of War: ‘Alia’

Sounds of War: ‘Alia’

Dance is deeply political, impacting the sensual experience. It is a corporeal protest, a striving for freedom and a personal tool for feeling stronger.

Sounds of War: ‘Pit’

Sounds of War: ‘Pit’

The Chechen surgeon Khassan Baievs’ politics of compassion refuses to take sides when caring for those in need; it is resistance against the dehumanising practices of war.

Sounds of War: Condemned to Hope

Sounds of War: Condemned to Hope

Constantly on guard, Chechens have fought invasions and tried to preserve their community throughout their history – even before their encounters with Russia.

Sounds of War: ‘Deaf’

Sounds of War: ‘Deaf’

We perceive and sense our body emoting, and others’ bodies emoting. Text, film and music all act upon the spectator’s body. Sharing stories of compassion is the politics of compassion.

Open Access Book – Sounds of War: Aesthetics, Emotions and Chechnya

Open Access Book – Sounds of War: Aesthetics, Emotions and Chechnya

Sounds of War, by Susanna Hast, is a book on the aesthetics of war experience in Chechnya. It includes theory on, and stories of, compassion, dance, children’s agency and love. And, it is accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

Specialist Eleazar Mattocks, USA, Charlie Company 2-1 Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, using helmet camouflage and a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with an M203 40mm grenade launcher, demonstrates a platoon battle drill attack for the Thai Forces during the COBRA GOLD 2001 exercises. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies.  This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations.  (USAF PHOTO BY SRA LESLIE LAWRENCE 010517-F-1379L-004)

North Korea: The Perils of Ignoring the Good Problem

Without grappling with the potential “good problem” of the collapse of the DPRK, the United States could find itself winning a war but losing the peace.

The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

Instead of worrying about developing a Grand Strategy, leaders and pundits should worry about tackling problems on a day-to-day basis.

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