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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.

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.

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