Post Tagged with: "9/11"

Interview – David Rothkopf

Interview – David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf elaborates on new journalism and discusses how fear has pervaded American politics since 9/11, the Obama Doctrine, and the ascendancy of Donald Trump.

Review – Hollywood 9/11: Superheroes, Supervillains and Super Disasters

Review – Hollywood 9/11: Superheroes, Supervillains and Super Disasters

From documentaries to Team America, the rich material that Pollard describes might help one understand what entertainment in the new millennium is grounded upon.

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

While scholars have spoken about the WTC and its reconstruction, there is more to be said about the way the visitor is enrolled into the material cultures of 9/11.

Come Fly with Me: Airports and Geographies of Rendition

Come Fly with Me: Airports and Geographies of Rendition

The airport has been a key site for investigating how the war on terror has manifested itself in terms of security and surveillance and monitoring the body and behavior.

What Counts for Important?

What Counts for Important?

Part of the job of an IR professor is to challenge the student to see that what happens in a distant land can have real implications for local politics too.

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Bentley’s analysis offers important insights about how politically loaded seemingly neutral idioms used in the war on terror are manipulated by the powers that be.

Review – Counterinsurgency

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Documenting the ‘War on Terror’

Documenting the ‘War on Terror’

One of the most striking ways Anglo-American filmmakers have responded critically to the ‘war on terror’ is through a generic and stylistic turn to the production of documentaries, docudramas and dramatized documentaries.

The Geopolitics of Man of Steel

The Geopolitics of Man of Steel

There are some fascinating geopolitical and security themes which run through the Superman re-boot – Man of Steel – including hope, identity, urban catastrophe and gender.

Beyond Boston:  Conspiracy Theories and International Relations

Beyond Boston: Conspiracy Theories and International Relations

Though the smoke from Boston has hardly cleared, conspiracy theories about a “false flag attack” are already proliferating. It is now time for IR scholars to study conspiracy theories seriously.

The Myth of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Revolution

The Myth of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Revolution

The dominant theme in the literature on the War on Terror is the assumption that the war and its discourses originated with the Bush administration. However, the War on Terror can actually be traced to earlier administrations, specifically those of Reagan and Clinton.

Reflecting on 9/11

Reflecting on 9/11

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we must remember those innocent victims who lost their lives on that day and reflect on the much larger numbers of civilians and soldiers that have perished in the reactions to it.

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

The ways in which security has been approached and implemented by the organisers of London 2012 reflects an ongoing militarization of cities which is worrying.

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