Monthly Archives: February 2011

Humanizing the Fight: a RAF Pilot’s Personal Account of the “War on Terror”

Last quarter we had a long discussion in class about civilian casualties and the risk of creating more insurgents. We also talked about the cold-blooded dimension of droning and air bombing. As a way of continuing and widening our debate … Continue reading

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Suicide Attacks!

Not that I am obsessed with safety issues but I have to admit that suicide attacks are also part of doing research in Afghanistan. And as much as I would like to ignore it, spending time in a war zone … Continue reading

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Let’s get this party started!

Field research theoretically requires planning and organization skills. One is supposed to schedule meetings well in advance, get all the logistics in order and hit the ground running. If you want to do research in Afghanistan, just forget about all … Continue reading

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