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The Contested Landscape Of Jerusalem

The Review

John Matthew Barlow discusses University of Tel Aviv archeologist Raphael Greenberg's new research on the dig at Wadi Hilweh, and its political and cultural ramifications for Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • Contested Jerusalem

    Research

    John Matthew Barlow discusses University of Tel Aviv archeologist Raphael Greenberg's new research on the dig at Wadi Hilweh, and its political and cultural ramifications for Israelis and Palestinians.

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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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  • The Limits Of "Security"

    Current Intelligence

    Kenneth Anderson explores the link between international financial instability and global security in response to Judy Shelton's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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Masthead

EDITOR: Michael A. Innes
PEERLESS: John Matthew Barlow 
CONTRIBUTOR: Chris Albon CONTRIBUTOR: Martin Senn
CONTRIBUTOR: Marc Tyrrell
CONTRIBUTOR: Eric Randolph
CONTRIBUTOR: Ken Anderson
CONTRIBUTOR: Tim Stevens
CONTRIBUTOR: Marisa Urgo

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Monday
13Jul

CFP: Insurgency & Terrorism

This has been passed along by CTlab friend, Randy Borum at the University of South Florida.  Randy is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Strategic Security:

The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) announces a new call for articles that address global insurgency and terrorism. From the resurgence of Taliban militants in Pakistan to the presence of al-Qa‘ida sympathizers and supporters in strategic theaters of conflict, what does the future hold for stability in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region?

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Monday
13Jul

9/11 Most Iconic TV Moment Ever

Well, the title says it all. I've not seen this story anywhere else but in the Indian press and the source is an Asian News International (ANI) wire story.

Apparently, 41% of Scottish television viewers voted 9/11 as the 'most iconic TV moment' ever, in a poll conducted by UK TV Licensing. This far outstrips the second place 'moment', the 1969 moon landings (23%). There's no mention of this on the TVL website, and I'm slightly curious as to why this has not been picked up anywhere else (correct me if I'm wrong on that, naturally).

Aside from the possible debates we could have over 'moment' and 'event', this does illustrate the power of propaganda of the deed.

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Sunday
12Jul

SACEUR's New Blog

US Navy Admiral James Stavridis, dual-hatted (as per norm) as NATO's new Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander EUCOM, is now officially engaged as such through social media. According to Donna Mills, writing at the American Forces Press Service, "The very day he assumed his post as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe last week, Navy Adm. James Stavridis reached out in a way none of the previous 15 NATO commanders since Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had: he

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Saturday
11Jul

Commander Of The Fearful

Imtiaz Ali's profile of Baitullah Mehsud in Foreign Policy, "Commander of the Faithful," raises an interesting question. In summarizing Mehsud's deeds and accomplishments of the last few years, Ali writes

With this singular résumé, it was no surprise that Mehsud was named head of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan when the group formed in December 2007. Since then, the man known asamir(leader) by his followers has expanded his campaign by launching a remarkably

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Saturday
11Jul

The Next Flashpoint: Kashgar 

Kashgar is the westernmost city in China, the administrative centre of the Kashgar Prefecture, and the cultural capital of Xinjiang Province. Kashgar's market has long been a major stop on the Silk Road, the trade route that extends from China and Mongolia to Western Europe. Today, the city has a population of about 350,000. The map below shows Kashgar's position relative to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang and the site of rioting in recent days between Uighurs and Hans. The blue line is the road between the two cities.

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