Articles, speeches, et cetera
of importance, recency, or sentimental value
- AlterNet: a baker's dozen of articles on the wars of the Middle East and other foreign policy topics; some, such as "Unintended Consequences," reprinted widely, and others, such as "What Lurks in the Ruins," among those predicting a debacle in Iraq.
Here's the whole list.
- Iraq and Iran: See the listings under these categories in the Reading List.
- Homeland insecurity: the juggernaut of the domestic anti-terrorism campaign scarcely gets critical mention in the news media apart from civil liberties issues. Here is one comment in the National Catholic Reporter(reprinted in the Christian Science Monitor) and another, with some alternatives, in The Nation. A more recent take on this was presented to a conference at Chatham House, London, which was then adapted for an Audit in the MIT series. And an earlier speech given to the Metropolis conference in Toronto.
- Globalization: A major piece on how economic globalization affects health and education in the third world appeared in the journal, Development. Another widely cited piece, "The New Humanitarianism," was published in The Boston Review.
- Turkey. My book, Spoils of War, was translated into Turkish in 2005, and was a target of a fierce prosecution in Turkey. You can see why by reading this adapted excerpt in the Boston Review. Here, too, are two quick explanations of the issues surrounding the case, one from the International Herald Tribune and one from the Boston Globe. And an interview by Amy Goodman and one from NPR. I also provide additional comment about Turkey's obligations, co-signed by Noam Chomsky (whose work was also being prosecuted in Turkey). The case was finally dropped.
- Ending the Cold War. A particular interest, and a topic vastly misunderstood, has two treatments here: one, a popular article in The Nation, "How We Ended the Cold War," and a more recent comparison of the Cold War and the war on terrorism, in the MIT Audit series.
- Odds and ends. A piece in Boston Review I like, "Nationalism and Exile." A talk given to a conference in Oslo about conflict analysis and the Iraq war. The web site, The Cyprus Conflict, has quite a bit more.
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