Tag: military

Who gets to be ‘Myanmar’ at the ICJ?

Judith Beyer , February 19th, 2022


The Myanmar military will appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on 21 February 2022. Their main interest does not lie in defending the…


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The Limit of Defense: Life in a Taiwanese Military Training Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leo Chu

Leo Chu , October 26th, 2021


On the morning of 23rd February 2021, I boarded a bus from my home in northern Taiwan to a nearby military training center. There I joined another four…


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‘Silicon health’ for Africa: Understanding the rise and impact of drone logistics by René Umlauf

René Umlauf , May 20th, 2021


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are on the rise. During the ongoing corona crisis their potential to either monitor curfews or to provide contactless deliveries…


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#Review: Whose Life Is Worth More?

Maria Pujol Fernández , March 18th, 2021


During the Second World War, the British government, with the invaluable assistance of Alan Turing, deciphered Enigma (the Nazi code war machine) and thus gained access to key…


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Stephen Campbell: What can workers expect in post-coup Myanmar?

focaal_admin , February 3rd, 2021


International media coverage of the February 1st military coup in Myanmar has been rather consistent. The focus, overwhelmingly, has been on the detention of State Counsellor and Nobel…


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In the Journals – Policing Migration

allisontedesco , January 25th, 2021


A Macedonian police officer raises his baton toward migrants by Freedom House via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that…


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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020


POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


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Enlisted Laborers of Public Health: overlaps in the work of soldiers in historical perspective by Pamela Maddock

Pamela Maddock , July 13th, 2020


In April, a friend relayed her experience of getting a test for COVID-19 at a drive-through site at a university in Rhode Island, describing “dozens of camouflaged National…


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#Afterlives: The Afterlife of Impossible Friendships

Tanja Petrovic , May 20th, 2020


“My best friend from the army was a unit officer responsible for food and supplies. His name was Đura and he was from Serbia. He was two meters…


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Major Benjamin Alvord discusses Eastern Oregon Settlement, 1853

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , March 26th, 2020


In 1853, the former Superintendent of Indian Affairs of Oregon Anson Dart had been forced to resign as none of his nineteen treaties with the tribes were ratified….


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Architecture as a Justice-Accessing Technology in Postwar Guatemala

Elis Mendoza , March 10th, 2020


Forest analysis of scorched earth. Courtesy of Daniele Profeta. Princeton University, 2015. On an early January morning in 2015 a group of lawyers from the Guatemalan NGO Mujeres…


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Can a Transgender Body Be the Body of the Nation?

Alexandra Frankel , January 28th, 2019


While the US federal government remained in the longest partial shutdown in history, the Trump administration managed to make headway in its baffling effort to prevent transgender Americans…


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Steve Reyna: Replacing Lady Liberty: Trump and the American Way

Focaal Web Editor , April 25th, 2017


Der Spiegel, a well-thought-of magazine, ran in February 2017 a cover depicting the newly elected President Donald Trump, standing with one arm upstretched brandishing a bloody knife and…


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Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016


“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


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In the Journals – April 2016

David Thompson , April 27th, 2016


Welcome back to In the Journals, a look at some of the many recent publications on the law, sovereignty, security and the state. As winter is now well…


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Making Connections Through Simulation

Priscilla Bennett , January 22nd, 2016


F-5N Tiger II Simulator at NAS Fallon. Photo Courtesy Joseph K. Robinson The simulator operator warned me that I might get sick. I stepped down from the platform…


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Pigafetta on the Cannons of ‘Burne’

A. J. West , December 6th, 2015


        Antonio Pigafetta visited Borneo in July 1521 during the first circumnavigation of the world, immediately after Magellan’s fatal encounter with the Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu at Mactan in…


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Pigafetta on the Cannons of ‘Burne’

A. J. West , December 5th, 2015


        Antonio Pigafetta visited Borneo in July 1521 during the first circumnavigation of the world, immediately after Magellan's fatal encounter with the Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu at Mactan i…


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Pigafetta on the Cannons of ‘Burne’

A. J. West , December 5th, 2015


        Antonio Pigafetta visited Borneo in July 1521 during the first circumnavigation of the world, immediately after Magellan’s fatal encounter with the Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu at Mactan in…


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Zoë Wool’s “After War: The Weight of Life At Walter Reed” by Christopher Webb

Christopher Webb , November 18th, 2015


After War: The Weight of Life At Walter Reed by Zoë Wool Duke University Press, 2015, 264 pages. In After War: The Weight of Life At Walter Reed,…


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Caribbean military encounters

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , May 31st, 2015


How the relationship between the Caribbean and foreign military forces in the 20th century had many different incarnations and forms, and left lasting legacies… The Caribbean Studies Ass…


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