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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.


  • Contested Jerusalem


    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.


  • 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.


  • Architecture & Biopolitics


    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).


  • Wired For War


    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.


  • 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.



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]

Kenneth Anderson is Professor of Law at American University, writes for both popular and scholarly media, and blogs at Opinio Juris. [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]

John Matthew Barlow, Ph.D., is Co-Director of CTlab and is Senior Editor at CTlab’s flagship weblog, the Review. He is Associate Professor of History at John Abbot College in Montreal. He writes at Spatialities. [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]

Antoine Bousquet, Ph.D., is a Lecture in International Relations at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity (Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2009). [READ POSTS]

Rex Brynen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University and the author of numerous books on the Middle East, focusing on Lebanon and the Palestinians. He blogs at PaxSims. [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]

Martin Coward, Ph.D., is a Lecture in International Relations at the University of Sussex, and the author of Urbicide: The Politics of Urban Destruction (Routledge, 2008). [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]

Michael A. Innes is  Founder, Publisher, and Director of CTlab. Based in Brussels and London, he is affiliated with several universities, writes for both popular and academic outlets, and edits the Hurst Publishers series on Insurgent Landscapes. His personal site is Third World Wired. [READ POSTS]

Geoff Manaugh is contributing editor at Dwell Magazine and the author of BLDGBLOG, where he writes architectural conjecture, landscape speculation, and urban futures. [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]

Jason Ralph, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds. He is the author of, most recently, Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and Its Vision of World Society (Oxford University Press, 2007).  [READ POSTS]

Eric Randolph is CTlab's London Editor. He worked as a senior reporter and video journalist on regional newspapers in England before returning to King's College London for an MA in International Relations, specialising in insurgency and radicalisation. He writes at Open Democracy, and is employed as an editor at a well-known defence analysis firm. [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]

Martin Senn, Ph.D., is based at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research and writing focuses on nuclear (non-)proliferation and counter-proliferation, arms control and in particular on ballistic missile defense. He writes about these at his personal site. [READ POSTS]

Peter W. Singer, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and 21st Century Conflict (Penguin, 2009). [READ POSTS]

Tim Stevens is a reseacher at King's College London. His research interests interests include terrorism, insurgency, virtualisation, new media and communications technology. His personal weblog is Ubiwar. [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]