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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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Tuesday
16Jun

Bubonic Plague in Libya

Libyan officials have reported an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the coastal town of Tubruq.  WHO officials are en route.  The bubonic plague, of course, is most popularly known for its role in the Black Death in Europe in the mid-14th century.  The bubonic plague was one of just three related plagues that struck down between a third and a half of the European population at that time (the other two were the pneumonic plague and the septicemic plague).  The bubonic plague returned to Europe every generation, with weakening virulence, until the 18th century.  The last major outbreak of the bubonic plague in Europe was in London in 1665-66.

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Thursday
11Jun

The Problems with Pandemics

The World Health Organisation is today set to declare H1N1, the so-called swine flu, a pandemic, making it the first of its kind in four decades.  This is on account of the disease's emergence in Victoria, Australia, and means that the virus has now spread, and entrenched itself, in North America, Europe, and Australia.  Cases have also been reported in Asia.  That being said, however, a pandemic does not necessarily mean anything concerning the virulence of the disease, but rather its geographic spread.

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Wednesday
10Jun

Aussie Troops vs. Dutch Food

Napoleon Bonaparte said “an army marches on its stomach”. This might be true, but for Australian troops in Afghanistan some food works better than others. Last week the Australian government dispatched a special team of military cooks to prepare Australian cuisine after widespread complaints by their troops about the Dutch-run mess at their base. Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston told Australian lawmakers: “I think the issue is that it's not Aussie food, it's European food. It's true that people have been quite strong in their

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