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THE HURT LOCKER: A New Kind of War Movie

The Review

Eric Randolph reviews Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, and notes a shift in film-making sensibilities from the war-as-heroics paradigm of earlier Hollywood, towards the everyman's war-as-hell model that has now lodged itself in Western cultural consciousness.

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  • The Hurt Locker

    The Review

    Eric Randolph reviews Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, and notes a shift in film-making sensibilities from the war-as-heroics paradigm of earlier Hollywood, towards the everyman's war-as-hell model that has now lodged itself in Western cultural consciousness.

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  • The Occidental Guerrilla

    Book Review

    Michael A. Innes reviews David Kilcullen's new book The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One. A timely and astute synthesis of experience, research and analysis, the author pinpoints the political shear between minority existential threats to US interests and the majority of the world's locally invested guerrillas who just want to be left alone.

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  • Architecture & Biopolitics

    Interview

    Berlin-based writer Daniel Miller's October 2008 interview with Swedish philosopher and SITE Magazine Editor-In-Chief Sven-Olov Wallenstein, on his new book Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009).

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  • Wired For War

    Symposium

    The second symposium in CTlab's 2009 series, focused on Peter Singer's new book, Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century (Penguin Press: 2009), ran from 30 March to 2 April. Singer and half a dozen scholars from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Austria debated the use and ethics of robots in war.

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  • DEFCON 17

    Current Intelligence

    Tim Stevens reports back from the DEFCON 17 conference in Las Vegas: are hackers thinking meat isn't just meat anymore?

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Friday
29Aug2008

CONTRIBUTORS

Chris Albon is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Davis, where he specializes in international relations, statistical analysis, public health, and armed conflict, subjects he writes regularly about at War & Health. [READ POSTS]

Matt Armstrong is co-founder and principal of Armstrong Strategic Insights Group, where he advises on public diplomacy and strategic communication, subjects he writes about regularly at MountainRunner. [READ POSTS]

Christian Bleuer is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Australian National University's Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, The Middle East and Central Asia. He writes regularly on Afghanistan affairs at Ghosts of Alexander, and runs The Afghanistan Analyst. [READ POSTS]

Charli Carpenter is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, editor of Born of War: Protecting Children of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict Zones (Kumarian Press, 2007), and the author of Innocent Women and Children: Gender, Norms, and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006). [READ POSTS]

Jeffrey Carr writes on intelligence issues related to Web 2.0, unrestricted warfare, and security informatics at the IntelFusion blog. [READ POSTS]

Andrew Conway is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at New York University, working on problems at the interface of social science, mathematics, and computer science. He blogs at Zero Intelligence Agents. [READ POSTS]

Dave Dilegge is Principal and Editor-in-Chief of the Small Wars Journal. [READ POSTS].

Stephen D.K. Ellis is Senior Researcher at the Africa Studies Centre, University of Leiden, and the author of several well known books on conflict and crisis in Africa, including The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War (NYU Press, 1999; Hurst & Co Publishers, 2006). [READ POSTS]

Antonio Giustozzi is Research Fellow at the Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics, and the author of Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan (Hurst  & Co. Publishers, 2007). [READ POSTS]

Craig Hayden, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of International Communication in the School of International Service, American University. He writes at Intermap, the website of the International Media Argument Project. [READ POSTS]

Brigitte L. Nacos , Ph.D., teaches at Columbia University and is the author of several books on media and terrorism, the most recent of which is Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World, published by Longman in July 2005. Her regular blog is Reflectivepundit.  [READ POSTS]

Mark Safranski is a teacher and educational consultant, and an adviser to a private internet platform company, Conversationbase, LLC. He contributes to a number of online media vehicles,  including Progressive Historians, Chicago Boyz, and Pajamas Media. His home blog is Zenpundit.com. [READ POSTS]

Michael Tanji is a former senior member of the U.S. intelligence community and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. He writes at Haft of the Spear, Wired Magazine's Danger Room, and other outlets. [READ POSTS]

Marc W.D. Tyrrell, Ph.D., is based at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, and is Associate Researcher at ICAN, University of Technology, Sydney. He blogs at In Harmonium.   [READ POSTS]

Brian Glyn Williams is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachussetts, Dartmouth, and the author The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation (Brill, 2001). [READ POSTS]