What's in a Name? ISIS vs ISIL

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pro-ISIL demontrators in Mosul on Monday June 16, 2014 (via)

Damascus, Beirut

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

[Husain Tarabie]

Picturing War: Experiencing Combat Photographs

Our View: Finding Inspiration in Syria

Friday, September 13, 2013

We are anguished by the loss of life as a result of a war that has been raging for three years in Syria. Equally, we are dismayed by the insincerity and ineptitude of the “international community” to broker a political resolution to a tragic situation. In response to the chemical weapons attack of August 21st, which took the lives hundreds of Syrians, the people of the United States appear to have finally become aware of the conflict.

Credibility at Stake: Syria and the Kosovo Model

Friday, September 13, 2013

The decision to use force, in political contexts, deserves to be held to the highest evidentiary standards. While it is certain that a chemical attack against Syrian civilians occurred on August 21, the authors of the attack have not been definitively (and independently) identified. That is a minor irrelevance, however, to the U.S. and its traditional allies (Britain and France), who reserve the right to threaten and posture in ways contrary to international law.

Samantha Power: Leading on Atrocity Prevention?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

It was barely over a month ago that newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave her first public address as Ambassador. She chose to do so at the Invisible Children Fourth Estate Leadership Summit, speaking to young activists.

Power gave an impassioned address to the young crowd, calling on their new breed of activism.

“...we need your positive moral vision more than ever.

Bodies without World

Sunday, August 4, 2013

[Shawki Yousef: Organic Corners, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 180x147cm]

“The flesh is at the heart of the world.”Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Parsing the Responsibility to Protect

The Failure of American Atrocity Prevention

Friday, May 3, 2013

In 1992, the United States became involved in UNOSOM, a Chapter VII humanitarian mission in Somalia. The original goal of our participation in this mission was to ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to a suffering Somali population. As a part of Operation Restore Hope, we began to focus in on the capture of General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid, a wanted Somali warlord.

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