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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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Current Intelligence
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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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Wednesday
17Jun

Twittering the Uprising in Tehran

Twitter and the revolution.  At least that's how The Globe & Mail sees the events in Tehran in the past week.  Protesters are wired, using txt messaging, Facebook, and Twitter to arrange and organise.  Indeed, the State Department even intervened, asking Twitter to re-schedule an update to its service so that protesters in Tehran could continue to use it.  All of this is made possible because Canadian computer scientists have developed a software called Psiphon, which can be used to get around Iranian government censorship of web pages.  At 2pm Eastern time in North America today, The Globe will be having an on-line discussion of the issue here.  

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Sunday
14Jun

Bold New Village: Tom Johnson In Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — International forces have failed to quash the insurgency in Afghanistan because they have failed to understand the Taliban’s common-touch campaign, a key architect of Canada’s bold new "model village" strategy said Sunday. At its heart, Prof. Thomas Johnson said, the counter-insurgency is "essentially an information war" the Taliban have been winning hands down. "We need a change in strategy," said Johnson, the director

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Sunday
07Jun

Blogging, Reputation, Tenure, and Libel...

Or something along those lines. Active participation in blogging  by academics has come a long way over the last few years, but it still has a way to go before it achieves the sort of critical mass of credibility that will satisfy the ivory tower. In some disciplines - like law and architecture - blogging seems to be more prevalent than in others (I write "seem" simply because I'm assuming it to be so, but haven't really counted the beans, so I don't actually know on empirical grounds whether blogging predominates in one

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Friday
05Jun

Response to Obama

A quick compilation of a few responses to Obama's Cairo speech yesterday, from American, Canadian, British, and French media today.  This is certainly not meant to be exhaustive, and reflects nothing more than a few sources culled from the web.

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