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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.

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

To overcome the ‘epistemological gap’ that reflects the limits of our current knowledge it is imperative for scholars to study war and peace together.

Close-up of a US Flag patch as a US Army (USA) UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter returns to Ellington Field, Texas (TX), after delivering six pallets of relief supplies to Deweyville, Texas. The Army is contributing to the Hurricane Rita humanitarian assistance operations as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Rita, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD).  (USAF PHOTO BY SSGT JACOB N. BAILEY 050926-F-5964B-608)

No Easy Victory

Strategic leaders and the American public should recognize that ending wars will often result in something different from what was sought at the beginning.

Image by Daniel Cheung

Masculinities at the Margins: A feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

What happens to ‘military masculinities’ and stories of war, violence and gender, if we begin to account for ‘the margins’ of war, of militaries and of masculinities?

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Review – International Order in Diversity

Review – International Order in Diversity

Though an empirically intriguing and entertaining read, Phillips and Sharman’s book falls short on theory and contains fallacious historical investigation.

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

By critically examining the use of child soldiers in privatised wars Ellesoe’s documentary forces viewers to challenge the commercialisation of the monopoly on violence.

Photo by Wilbur E. Garrett

Major General Charles Howard Foulkes and the Practice of Conflict Photography

Foulkes’ photographs reveal what soldiers on the front line of conflicts felt about those fighting alongside them, their opponents, and their own vulnerabilities.

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

This book is valuable for the study of gender and violence. Not only academics but also those who deal with the issue in everyday life will find it a worthwhile read.

Knowing War: Moving Images and the Politics of Erasure in the Post 9/11 World

Knowing War: Moving Images and the Politics of Erasure in the Post 9/11 World

Recent films, productions and research have played a role in creating the post 9/11 world and its imaging in the media.

Review – Economy of Force

Review – Economy of Force

Owens has created the space for a truly critical intervention in our understanding of war, helping us to move from a ‘critical war studies’ to a ‘critique of war’.

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