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Denys Gorbach: Ukrainian identity map in wartime: Thesis-antithesis-synthesis?

Focaal Web Editor , June 13th, 2022

The cultural and linguistic heterogeneity of Ukraine is a well-known fact, used and abused in explanations of the ongoing war. Having taken root in the early modern period…


Volodymyr Artiukh: The political logic of Russia’s imperialism

Focaal Web Editor , June 9th, 2022

The debate around the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including the previous contributions in FocaalBlog, has shifted from the ‘either NATO or Russia’ dichotomy to a more nuanced exchange…


Sexist methods of warfare: How does war affect women?

Guest Contributor , June 6th, 2022

Anthrodendum welcomes Aleksandra Cejovic, a Montenegrin anthropologist based in the United States whose work is focused primarily on female embodied experiences, mainly menstrual and sexual health. Se…


Đồng Tháp poses the urgent questions for today.

john hutnyk , May 25th, 2022

Juxtaposing decayed US v Soviet war crap or a flower that blooms in slime. a Huey and a MIG and sundry other remnants from the pond in the…


Markus Virgil Hoehne: Perpetuating conflict through democratization: Presidential elections in Somalia

focaal_admin , May 13th, 2022

Presidential elections will happen in Somalia on Sunday, 15 May 2022. This will most likely not bring peace and stability to the war-torn Somali society. To the contrary,…


Haunted by a Secret War

Leah Zani , May 10th, 2022

In Old Sepon in Savannakhet province, Laos, a temple wall riddled with bullet holes and shrapnel scars hints at war’s remains. Leah Zani Excerpted from Strike Patterns: Notes…


Don Kalb: War: New Times

focaal_admin , April 21st, 2022

It is now becoming overly clear that this cruel and unjustifiable war in and on Ukraine is not going to last ten days – as the strategists in…


Antonio De Lauri: The idea of a clean and efficient war is a dangerous lie

focaal_admin , April 18th, 2022

The war in Ukraine resuscitated a certain dangerous fascination for war. Notions such as patriotism, democratic values, the right side of history, or a new fight for freedom…


Martin Fotta: Towards Anti-War Anthropology: On EASA, CEE and NATO

focaal_admin , April 14th, 2022

One of the casualties of Putin’s war on Ukraine will be European critical social science. While the war has instigated important discussions about ‘US-plaining’, ‘Westplaining’ and about Russian…


An Open Letter from African Students from Ukraine who fled to Germany (with an Introductory Text on the Situation of African Students in Germany by Ziga Podgornik Jakil)

Redakteur , April 11th, 2022

Hide Press Release (10 Less Words) Ziga Podgornik Jakil, in Collaboration with African Students from Ukraine (Figure 1: Aid for refugees at Berlin main station. Author: Leonhard Lenz….


The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis’ Double Standard

Isabella Alexander-Nathani , April 7th, 2022

Watching the war unfold in Ukraine due to the recent Russian invasion, I, like many others, have been gripped by heartbreaking images of refugees arriving to the borders…


5 Questions About War Virtually

Chip Colwell , March 28th, 2022

Join us for a free 25-minute live Q&A between former SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali and anthropologist Roberto J. González about his new book, War…


Requiem for a War Robot

Roberto J. González , March 22nd, 2022

An experimental robotic pack mule, the Legged Squad Support System, walks alongside U.S. Marines on patrol. Sarah Dietz/U.S. Marine Corps Excerpted from War Virtually: The Quest to Autom…


Hard Water

Jason Vasser-Elong , March 21st, 2022

I. That cloud hovering looks like it came all the way from Ukraine, sadness has darkened our skyline. The rain is hail shattering the landscape into pieces of…


Ep # 88: Creating Queer Space & The Lenses of War: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , March 20th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep # 88: Creating Queer Space & The Lenses of War: This month on TFS Welcome back for another Panel! This week we’re joined…

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Marc Edelman: Encirclement: Historical Roots of Putin’s Paranoia

focaal_admin , March 18th, 2022

“What’s going on inside Putin’s head?” “He’s insane.” Questions and declarations like these pepper discussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While insanity appears an obvious — albeit broad…


The Politics of “Ukraine” Versus “the Ukraine”

Kathryn E. Graber , March 14th, 2022

[no-caption] TheKit_13/Pixabay This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. For most of the 20th century, English speakers re…


Chris Hann: The Agony of Ukraine

focaal_admin , March 11th, 2022

After nearly two weeks of violent conflict in Ukraine, it is increasingly difficult to stand back and see the bigger picture. The West has lined up behind the…


Elizabeth Cullen Dunn: When Western Anti-Imperialism Supports Imperialism

focaal_admin , March 3rd, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine has been a shock not just to Eastern Europe, but to the post World War II international order.  While the fundamental tenets of postwar…


Don Kalb: “Fuck Off” versus “Humiliation”: The Perverse Logic towards War in Europe’s East

focaal_admin , March 1st, 2022

Image 1: Czar Vladimir, by BakeNecko. I like the tone and the global historical perspective of David Harvey’s FocaalBlog article. Harvey’s socialist internationalism versus competitive nation-…


Derek Hall: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Response to David Harvey

focaal_admin , February 28th, 2022

David Harvey’s February 25 FocaalBlog post is presented as “An Interim Report” on  “Recent Events in the Ukraine”. Harvey’s essay effectively covers some of the core forces that…


Two – allegorical

john hutnyk , January 21st, 2022

Ray’s France-Vietnam war allegory – h/t Pradip Baksi


Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021

by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…

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How Bureaucracy Conceals Obligations to Afghan Refugees

Isabella Alexander-Nathani , September 9th, 2021

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in early August, the world has been transfixed by images from the streets of Kabul: Taliban fighters proudly patrolling the capital atop…