Armed conflict (war) is frequently considered an inevitable consequence of the human experience; this past year suggests just how true that might be. Across the globe we witnessed the horrors of armed conflict–enslaved Yazidis […]
Monday December 29, 2014 Due to the holidays, we will not be posting an update this week. See you next week and Happy New Year!
Within the bombed-out shell of Saint Luke’s church in Liverpool, a sculpture commemorating the centenary of the Christmas Truce of 1914 was unveiled last week. It shows two soldiers – […]
Monday, December 22, 2014 In the News On Tuesday, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. At least 145 people were killed—mostly children. The attack united formerly divided […]
Seventy years ago this week, German forces launched a major counteroffensive operation through the Ardennes forest. Known as the Battle of the Bulge in the United States because of the […]
My previous post introduced the conservationist doctrine—the idea that a hostile occupying force is a mere custodian of occupied lands, without the sovereign authority to change existing laws and institutions. […]
Monday, December 15, 2014 In the News It’s that time of the year, when people take to the streets to protest. Certain protests receive significant media attention, like the ones […]