War

This is a Self-Portrait

Studying in the former Yugoslavia forced me to face the impossibilities of complexity.

Battlefield A.I. and the Future of War

The development of "killer robots" stands to change the way we think about warfare.

The Poetry of ISIS: Is it Literature?

Drawing on images of beauty and atrocity alike, the poems of ISIS spark questions of how literature is defined.

Obama, Drones, and Hostages

On Thursday, President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike accidentally killed one American and one Italian hostage in January. Both men were aid workers...

Electronic Empathy: Video Games as Media

The conflict in Syria is a humanitarian catastrophe on a massive scale, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions of others forced to flee...

Gender and the Draft

At the age of 18, all male citizens of the United States are legally required to register for the Selective Service, so that they...
an image of the Pentagon

Lying in the Military

A new study conducted by the U.S. Army War College has found that U.S. Army officers regularly lie, and that the Pentagon is fully...
A photo of the Buchenwald concentration camp today.

Repurposing Buchenwald: Housing Refugees

Should refugees seeking asylum be housed in former concentration camp barracks? Schwerte, Germany, is planning to house 20 asylum seekers in a satellite post...

Conflict Antiquities: Is there a Future for the Past?

This Guest Scholar post was written by Rebecca Schindler, professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University.  Seven thousand years of history in the Middle East...

Weaponizing Food and the CIA Torture Report

The experience of food is one that runs to the core of our being. As humans, it is such an essential part of our lives...