Articles tagged with war-and-national-security

Douglass Fredrick and the Haiti Commission on USS Tennessee in Key West.
Peter James Hudson

Toward the end of his life, Frederick Douglass served briefly as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. The disastrous episode reveals much about the country’s long struggle for Black sovereignty while always under the threat of U.S. empire.

Sophia Goodfriend

In the high-tech culture of Tel Aviv, military-grade spying on civilians has become just another office job.

Christian G. Appy

Tactical critiques of the war’s conduct are a distraction from U.S. imperialism.

Anthony Dworkin

Historian Samuel Moyn contends that efforts to conduct war humanely have only perpetuated it. But the solution must lie in politics, not a sacrifice of human rights.

Madiha Tahir

Drone attacks were sold to the American people as a way to limit U.S. involvement in Pakistan. In reality, U.S. empire has only continued to exert influence.

Joseph Margulies

Far from a relic of the past, September 11 continues to normalize state-sanctioned barbarity.

An American soldier on patrol talks with a group of Afghan children
Faisal Devji

The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan sacrificed politics—the only viable route to peace—for massive corruption and violence.

Atiya Husain

From drone strikes to counterinsurgency efforts, the work of the late historian Nasser Hussain highlights the importance of understanding the mechanics of the War on Terror, not just its effects.

Daniel Akihiro Iwama

While Japanese and U.S. officials celebrate a demilitatization in the pacific islands, Okinawans protest persistent military colonialism.

Erica X Eisen

Seventy years after the civil preparedness film Duck and Cover, it is long past time to reckon with the way white supremacy shaped U.S. nuclear defense efforts during the Cold War.