Monthly Archives: May 2013

Obama speaks about drone wars

Originally posted on Drone Wars UK:
On Thursday (23 Oct) President Obama gave a much-trailed speech on counterterrorism, large parts of which focused on the US use of drones.  At the same time a ‘fact sheet’ on US policy on…

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Spaces of constructed (in)visibility

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
Further to my previous posts on air strikes in Pakistan here and here, the International Crisis Group today published a new report, Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan. From ICG’s media release: ‘The report’s major findings…

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Foucault for Architects

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Gordana Fontana-Giusti’s Foucault for Architects is now out (via Heterotopian Studies). From the mid-1960s onwards Michel Foucault has had a significant impact on diverse aspects of culture, knowledge and arts including architecture and its critical…

Posted in Architecture, Art, Michel Foucault, Philosophy | 1 Comment

EU military spending and austerity

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Report and infographic on EU military spending in relation to austerity measures.

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Where drones matter: Notes on Israeli sikul memukad

Originally posted on War Law Space:
On the heels of my last post, I now turn to a second geography of drones: how much do drones matter in Israel? Last Tuesday  (April 30) the Israeli Defense Force targeted and killed Hitham Masshal, a twenty-four…

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Should Western Nations Arm Syrian Rebels? Great article by my colleague and friend Samer Abboud available on e-International Relations  

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ISA-Canada Professional Development Workshop at CPSA 2013!

Organized by Professor Mark Salter at the University of Ottawa, this Professional Development Workshop, sponsored by ISA-Canada and held at CPSA 2013 at the University of Victoria on 4 June 2013 is a great opportunity for graduate students, and junior … Continue reading

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