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Picturing the “Enemy”

My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The …


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The Art of Conflict Chic (part 1)

In this essay, Afghan American artist Aman Mojadid reflects on a series of installations entitled “Conflict Chic” he exhibited in a solo …


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The Art of conflict chic (part 2)

In this essay, Afghan American artist Aman Mojadid reflects on a series of installations entitled “Conflict Chic” he exhibited in a solo …


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On Drones

Al-Jazeera has recently published an article on an American serviceman who helped design the drone program in Afghanistan. The article is online …


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Afghans before the Taliban

Family bond: Two colourful sisters, hand in hand, pose for a photograph in Kabul, surrounded by trading locals The Daily Mail, a …


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Bagram Santa

Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This …


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