Category Archives: Washington D.C.

Joe Sacco and the Great War

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Sacco last night at Politics and Prose where he presented his latest work, The Great War. July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. An Illustrated Panorama. First conceived over 15 years … Continue reading

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My interview with Bosnia’s Dnevni Avaz

Just after my return from Ireland two weeks ago, the largest daily newspaper in Bosnia-Herezegovina, Sarajevo-based Dnevni Avaz, got in contact for a feature interview in their weekend supplement. The resultant feature, entitled “Bosnia is Not a Failed State” was published on … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Truths about the Syria Crisis

The time for more detached scholarly research on the interstate conflict over responding to the Syrian civil war, and war crimes therein, will come later. Clearly the 21 August chemical weapon attacks intensified this conflict greatly. The affective geopolitical complex … Continue reading

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“The Map is not the Territory”: Parallel Paths: Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish

Friday September 6 from 6 to 8 pm is the gala opening at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds (2425 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC) of an exhibition of 64 original paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, artist books and films by 39 … Continue reading

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Power and Policy in the United States. Fall 2013 Course Syllabus

Financial Times Graphic, Iraq War 2003-2013. This semester I am teaching a foundational Masters level course for our Masters of Public and International Affairs degree in the National Capital Region, Power and Policy in the United States. The course is a new … Continue reading

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‘Dirty Wars’ Washington premier at E Street cinema

Because the initial showing sold out E Street switched the show to Theatre 4, their largest, and it was almost full by showtime. Despite the topic, the US corn industry had a good night as people were shoveling the stuff … Continue reading

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The Endless Everywhere War? America’s War of Terror, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0….

Asked at a Senate hearing yesterday how long the war on terrorism will last, Michael Sheehan, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, answered: “At least 10 to 20 years…”  A spokeswoman later clarified that Sheehan … Continue reading

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