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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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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
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Entries in geography (4)

Wednesday
17Jun

Bloomsday 

Yesterday was Bloomsday, the annual marking of the fictional tour of Dublin undertaken by Leopold Bloom in James Joyce's 1922 novel, Ulysses.  Each 16 June around the world, Joyce fans undertake Bloomdsay celebrations.  In Dublin, Bloom's walk around the city is re-created.  In the cities of the Irish diaspora, more esoteric re-creations of Bloom's tour are undertaken, as well as various Irish street festivals.  Bloomsday celebrations are globalised these days: Toronto, Philadelphia, Trieste (where Joyce wrote Ulysses), Tokyo, and Szombathely, Hungary.  Szombathely was the fictional birthplace of Bloom's father, Virâg Rudolf.

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Tuesday
16Jun

Parallel Landscapes

CTlab contributer Matthew Flintham has a new blog site, Parallel Landscapes, up.  This is the description taken from his site:

Parallel Landscapes is an investigation into the production of militarised space in the United Kingdom. As a three year PhD research project based at the Royal College of Art, it will study the shifting geographies of military land-use, rationalisation and the changing roles of architecture and airspace design.

Saturday
06Jun

The Revenge of the Geographers

Robert Kaplan's recent Foreign Policy essay, The Revenge of Geography, was vintage stuff, entirely consistent with his tried and true essentialist arguments about the world. Whatever you might think of his ideas, Kaplan's most recent foray also articulates a number of salient and timely points about realism resurgent in international relations. Anyone reading new work on Afghanistan and insurgency will recognize  elements of this trend in recent publications by

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Friday
05Jun

Swat: The Battle for Hearts & Minds

The Taliban swept into Pakistan's Swat Valley offering a reform of the region's notoriously corrupt judicial system, promising to help the poor.  Instead, residents of Swat got, well, the Taliban: ferocious, terrifying, fearsome.  Cruel attacks on civilians, bombing attacks, the usual gamut of the Taliban MO.

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