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  • 13 May 2020
    Vincent Sherry

    The Pandemic, as seen from the First World War

    Endless war. I caught onto this phrase several decades ago, already several decades into my work on the literature and history of the First World War. There, as the conflict wore on, the phrase gained its own embattled place. On or about the midpoint of war, the irrepressible energy of irony and satire generated a […]

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  • 2 Jul 2019
    Rosemary Kellison

    Why Does Counting Civilian Casualties Matter?

    In May, the U.S. Department of Defense released a report—its most thorough yet—purporting to account for all the civilian casualties of U.S. military activities in 2018: 120 deaths and 65 injuries in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The report also acknowledged the deaths of 793 civilians in Iraq and Syria as a result of […]

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  • 7 Jun 2019
    William H. Wiist

    Nuclear Weapons: Still a Threat to Public Health, and Growing

    Lead editor and an author of 'Preventing War and Promoting Peace', William H. Wiist, outlines his argument on why nuclear weapons are a growing threat to public health and suggests roles for health professionals in advocating reduction of nuclear weapons.

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  • 1 Apr 2014
    Alfred Rieber

    Uncertain Borders

    As the battle over Crimea rages, Alfred Rieber recounts the long history of conflict and shifting borders in eastern Europe that forms the foundation of his book, The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands.

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  • 13 Nov 2013
    Cyber Warfare
    Michael N. Schmitt, Liis Vihul

    The Tallinn Manual on Cyber Warfare – a first tool for Legal Practitioners

    Michael Schmitt (Naval War College) and Liis Vihul (NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence) talk through the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, and how it is the first look at the law applicable to hostile cyber operations.

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  • 15 Aug 2013

    Outlawing War

    Today marks the 68th anniversary of the end of World War II, when Japan surrendered to the United States. Hatsue Shinohara, the author of US International Lawyers in the Interwar Years, discusses a forgotten crusade to abolish war, and how international law has worked to avoid major wars for the last six decades.

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  • 25 Apr 2013
    David Stahel

    Historian David Stahel on Why Operation Typhoon Matters

    Amidst a sea of titles on World War II and the German army, David Stahel discusses why a careful study on this German campaign in the eastern theater raises new questions about the war we think we know.

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  • 16 Apr 2008
    James A. Winn

    War Poet Wednesday

    While war may rob and subvert language, simplifying the grandest of catastrophes, the political realm can rob poetry of its soul, hijacking poetic language for its own gains. James Winn, author of The Poetry of War shows us how poets strike back. If you haven’t caught it yet, read Winn’s article in The Chronicle of […]

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