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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…


Introducing the Other “AI”: Anthropology Intelligence

Gillian Tett , July 20th, 2021

[no-caption] DrAfter123/Getty Images “The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water.” —attributed to anthropologist Ralph Linton I sat in a drab Soviet hotel room in…


Wazhmah Osman talks about her book, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars

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https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/29bgf5br9780252043550.html Interview by Narges Bajoghli Narges Bajoghli: What made you write this book and want to focus on the media in Afghan…

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An Archaeologist on the Railroad of Death

Cyler Conrad , May 5th, 2021

WWII Allied prisoners of war and civilian laborers worked in horrendous conditions to install a railway between Thailand and Burma. Australian War Memorial, P00406.026 In retrospect, I wa…


Colonial Hyperbole, with gaps

john hutnyk , April 4th, 2021

There are some crimes that are longer-term than others… As I am finding from spending part of the morning exploring archival images, such as this one. A ‘British…


Ghosts Look Over the Shoulders of Myanmar Peace Negotiators

How Sweat Lodge Ceremonies Heal War’s Wounds

Christopher Webb , December 10th, 2020

Heated, dome-shaped sacred structures called sweat lodges (the architecture of one shown here) have been used for generations by Indigenous peoples in North America to support healing, revitaliza…


Spelling a Nation’s Name

Erina Baci , November 5th, 2020

Ruined buildings serve as reminders of the lives lost and displaced by the Kosovo War more than two decades ago. Erina Baci I’ve been rewriting a grant application…


Red Caps Murder Patora

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 5th, 2020

In March 1855, Patora a chief of the Yurok tribe was murdered by volunteers on the Klamath River in California. The Yurok at this time were peaceful and…


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…


How Rats Are Overturning Decades of Military Norms

Darcie DeAngelo , July 7th, 2020

In some parts of the world, giant rats are being enlisted to detect postwar land mines. APOPO At the third stop at the APOPO Visitor Center in Siem…


On Living through Plagues and Wars in Lebanon

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020

In much of the Global North COVID-19 is wreaking existential havoc. For the war-seasoned Lebanese in the throes of an economic meltdown and ongoing protests, it is yet…

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COVID-19 in a war zone

standplaatswereld , May 13th, 2020

“Marina, how are you? I am worried about you, how is the situation with Corona?” a Yemeni friend asked me last week via Whatsapp. It was not the…

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Web Roundup: How War, Not a Pandemic, Became America’s New Normal by Stephanie Palazzo

Stephanie Palazzo , April 29th, 2020

The US was not prepared for a pandemic, but it was prepared for war. When President Trump declared a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, he…


i. will. cross.

Ather Zia , April 21st, 2020

I wrote my poem “i. will. cross.” at a site called the Line of Control, the ceasefire line that exists as a de facto border between Indian- and…


The politics of Amphibiosis: the war against viruses will not take place by Charlotte Brives

Charlotte Brives , April 19th, 2020

“We are at war.” This was Emmanuel Macron’s chosen refrain when he addressed the French nation about the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is certainly not the first to…


Holocaust Archaeology Proves Deniers Wrong

William Mitchell , April 15th, 2020

At the Treblinka extermination camp in Poland, an estimated 800,000 Jews were murdered by Nazis and their collaborators. Richard Radford/Getty Images This article was originally published…


The militarization of life under war, “post-conflict,” and the COVID-19 crisis

Diana Ojeda , April 7th, 2020

Overlapping experiences of confinement Like many others in Colombia, Nairys[1] is a campesina for whom the experience of confinement has been one of dramatic disruption. Marked by restricted…


Causes of the 1853 Rogue River War

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , March 30th, 2020

The first Rogue River War was a series of skirmishes and battles between mainly gold miners and the tribes. The miners had no regard for the tribes and…