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Human Parts. The Spectator | Politics, culture, current affairs and opinion. Adweek – Breaking News in Advertising, Media and Technology. Campaign: marketing, advertising and media news & analysis. ABOUT & CONTACT — Sune Engel Rasmussen. Based in Kabul, Sune Engel Rasmussen is one of the few remaining foreign reporters in Afghanistan where he is the correspondent for the Guardian. He also writes for a host of magazines, including The Economist, Harper's, GQ, Foreign Policy and Newsweek. In addition, he is the Afghanistan correspondent for Scandinavia's leading weekly newspaper, Weekendavisen.

In 2016, One World Media Awards named him Best New Voice for his work in Afghanistan. Sune has produced radio for the BBC, PRI and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), and regularly comments on Afghan affairs on CNN, BBC, NPR and other TV and radio outfits. Before moving to Kabul in 2014, Sune lived in Iran where he spent equal time making heads and tails of Iranian politics, haggling with taxi drivers and (unsuccessfully) trying to learn that strange finger snap Iranians make when they dance. In May, 2013, Sune graduated with honors from Columbia Journalism School in New York. CONTACT: sune.engel [at] gmail.com. Manden i den røde kjole. Selv i Libanon var Alex en pioner. Han udfordrede dogmer og dyder i det libanesiske samfund, hvor identitet, seksualitet og kønnenes rolle i familierne generelt var defineret ganske entydigt. På overfladen var og er Beirut en mere frisindet arabisk hovedstad med plads til individet. Men lige under facaden pressede familier og den sociale kontrol sig på, så snart nogle divergerede fra livsbanen ægteskab-børn-graven.

Uanset om jeg mødte kristne eller muslimske homoseksuelle pointerede de, at det ikke var det religiøse pres, der var den største udfordring. Da jeg mødte et forelsket par, foregik det den enes etværelses lejlighed - langt fra familien, der boede nord for Beirut. Hellere dobbeltlivet end at konfrontere familien og omgivelserne med deres kærlighed. En fredag aften gik jeg på homobar. Flotte, muskuløse og tatoverede mænd, der flirtede med hinanden. Nogle mente politikernes tavshed opstod, fordi de skulle tækkes menneskerettighederne for at få adgang til EU’s pengekasse. Africa Portal. Trump's Middle East envoy announces water deal between Israelis and Palestinians - Israel News - Haaretz.com. United States President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt announced Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinians have reached a water agreement linked to a massive planned Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline project.

Greenblatt said at a press conference in Jerusalem that the U.S. -mediated deal gives the parched Palestinian territories 32 million cubic meters (42 million cubic yards) of water per year. Israel will start to provide the West Bank and Gaza Strip with the water in the immediate future at a reduced rate. That water will eventually be supplied by a desalination plant linked to the Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline project, agreed on between Jordan and Israel in 2015.

Designed to bolster the levels of the shrinking Dead Sea and harness the benefits of desalination, the project will provide drinkable water to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. The American, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators hope the deal could be a platform for future negotiations. Thank you for signing up. Decades of failed peace talks: How Israel negotiates with itself | +972 Magazine. Why have Israeli-Palestinian negotiations failed? The most common answer among the Israeli right focuses on “Palestinian rejectionism” or mistakes made by American facilitators. According to the narrative espoused by the center-left, Israel also hasn’t shown up to the negotiating table with clean hands — certainly not in the past decade. And yet, the fact that talks continue to fail without any correlation to the makeup of the leadership on either side (leaders representing different governments with different politics and approaches, operating under different international and regional circumstances), leaves much to be desired.

I’d like to propose an alternative framework, focusing on the dynamics and interests in the process, rather than the personalities and ideologies. We already live in a one-state reality The median age of the Jewish population in Israel is 32. What does this reality look like on the ground? Israel controls the peace process itself This is still true today. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story: Matti Friedman: 9781616204587: Amazon.com: Books. The Turban Times - About. Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas. Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History - Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann, Josh Tosh - Google Bøger.

Formidabel bog om terrorens effekt i dansk oversættelse. Det er sørgeligt og ikke til at komme uden om: Judith Butlers ’Krigens rammer’ er en bog til tiden. Det var den også, da den kom på engelsk i 2009, men læst i ugen efter angrebene i Paris er den danske oversættelse frem for alt en bøn om, at vi i Vesten må gentænke vores reaktioner på den islamistiske terrorisme. Som den amerikanske filosof selv gjorde opmærksom på i et blogindlæg 14. november, tyder de officielle reaktioner på IS-aktionen dog på det modsatte, idet vi intensiverer bombardementerne i Mellemøsten, indskrænker vore egne frihedsrettigheder og inddrager ideen om civilisationernes sammenstød i vores flygtningepolitik.

Judith Butler blev i 1990’erne kendt for sine teorier om køn og performativitet, men har siden 9/11 også beskæftiget sig med Vestens syn på krig, vold og tortur. LÆS OGSÅ Ingen dansk journalist har været tættere på radikaliserede muslimer end Jakob Sheikh. What Sex Means for World Peace. In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence when it is placed before their eyes, to see the world as it “really” is and not as it ideally should be.

As Walter Lippmann wrote, “We must not substitute for the world as it is an imaginary world.” Well, here is some robust empirical evidence that we cannot ignore: Using the largest extant database on the status of women in the world today, which I created with three colleagues, we found that there is a strong and highly significant link between state security and women’s security. In fact, the very best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is not its level of wealth, its level of democracy, or its ethno-religious identity; the best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is how well its women are treated. What’s more, democracies with higher levels of violence against women are as insecure and unstable as nondemocracies. Fortna, V.: Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents' Choices after Civil War. (eBook and Paperback)

In the last fifteen years, the number, size, and scope of peacekeeping missions deployed in the aftermath of civil wars have increased exponentially. From Croatia and Cambodia, to Nicaragua and Namibia, international personnel have been sent to maintain peace around the world. But does peacekeeping work? And if so, how? In Does Peacekeeping Work? Virginia Page Fortna answers these questions through the systematic analysis of civil wars that have taken place since the end of the Cold War.

She compares peacekeeping and nonpeacekeeping cases, and she investigates where peacekeepers go, showing that their missions are crucial to the most severe internal conflicts in countries and regions where peace is otherwise likely to falter. Fortna demonstrates that peacekeeping is an extremely effective policy tool, dramatically reducing the risk that war will resume. Reviews: "This is an excellent book which addresses an interesting, important, and understudied issue. . . .

More reviews Subject Areas: Ekspert: Uden Operation Bøllebank havde vi ikke været i Afghanistan. - Der er et før og et efter Operation Bøllebank. Uden den, ville vi nok ikke have set danske soldater i hverken Afghanistan eller Irak. Det siger lektor ved Forsvarsakademiet Peter Viggo Jakobsen til P1 Morgen. Løgnen om Operation Bøllebank Journalist Kasper Søegaard har lavet P1 dokumentaren 'Løgnen om Operation Bøllebank' med udgangspunkt i et 10 år gammelt interview med den afdøde kampvognskommandør Erik Kirk.

Dokumentaren kan høres her. - Jeg plejer at sige, at hvis det ikke var gået godt den dag i ’94, så var vi ikke endt i Helmand-provinsen i Afghanistan, og vi var måske heller ikke gået i krig i Irak i 2003. Gav Forsvaret ny selvforståelse Inden Operation Bøllebank mente flere danske politikere, at det var en fejl, at Danmark havde sendt kampvogne til FN-missionen i Jugoslavien, og FN var heller ikke tilfreds med, at vi havde sendt et så offensivt våben. Læs også: S hiver forsvarsministeren ind i sag om Operation Bøllebank Klappede af danske soldater Soldater kritiserer ledelsen Lars R. United States Navy Marine Mammal Program - Wikipedia.

The U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) is a program administered by the U.S. Navy which studies the military use of marine mammals - principally bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions - and trains animals to perform tasks such as ship and harbor protection, mine detection and clearance, and equipment recovery. The program is based in San Diego, California, where animals are housed and trained on an ongoing basis. NMMP animal teams have been deployed for use in combat zones, such as during the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. The program has been dogged by controversy over the treatment of the animals and speculation as to the nature of its mission and training. History[edit] In 1967 the NMMP was classified and has since evolved into a major black budget program.[3] The Point Mugu facility and its personnel were relocated to Point Loma in San Diego, and placed under the control of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego. The program[edit] Mine hunting[edit] Animals[edit]

Stuxnet. Stuxnet is a computer worm[1] that was discovered in June 2010. It was designed to attack industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs). PLCs allow the automation of electromechanical processes such as those used to control machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides, or centrifuges for separating nuclear material. Exploiting four zero-day flaws,[2] Stuxnet functions by targeting machines using the Microsoft Windows operating system and networks, then seeking out Siemens Step7 software.

Stuxnet reportedly compromised Iranian PLCs, collecting information on industrial systems and causing the fast-spinning centrifuges to tear themselves apart.[3] Stuxnet’s design and architecture are not domain-specific and it could be tailored as a platform for attacking modern SCADA and PLC systems (e.g. in the automobile or power plants), the majority of which reside in Europe, Japan and the US.[4] Stuxnet reportedly ruined almost one-fifth of Iran's nuclear centrifuges.[5] Discovery[edit] Conflict News. Lenny Letter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.

Thought Catalog. UpFront. I dagens Israel tilhører alle en minoritet. Israels præsident, Reuven Rivlin, er en åbenhjertig mand. Men han ved også, hvornår han skal lægge bånd på sig selv. Nok fordømte han drabet på et halvandet år gammelt palæstinensisk barn i et brandstiftelsesangreb på Vestbredden – begået sidste fredag af formodede jødiske bosættere – som »terrorisme«.

Men han nævnte ikke, at disse mistænkte tilhører den ekstreme fløj af Israels ’nationalreligiøse stamme’. Rivlin har ikke udtalt sig offentligt om knivangrebet på Gay Pride-paraden i Jerusalem dagen før, hvorunder seks personer blev såret (den ene, 16-årige Shira Banki, er siden død af sine sår). Men hvis han måtte gøre det, vil han næppe heller påpege, at morderen, Yishai Schlissel, tilhører det ekstremistiske element i ’haredistammen’ – de ultra-ortodokse jøder som end ikke vil anerkende staten Israels legitimitet. Det ville være forkert at fremstille alle medlemmer af disse to stammer som medskyldige i mord, for det er de naturligvis ikke.

Ny israelsk orden Radikalt projekt. Er der håb for Palæstina? I Danmark kom Israels fortsatte besættelse af de palæstinensiske områder på landets avisforsider, og fyldte store dele af diskussionerne på Facebook i begyndelsen af maj. Baggrunden var naturligvis busselskabet Movias beslutning om at stoppe en annoncekampagne, der henledte forbrugernes opmærksomhed på det amoralske i at købe israelske produkter fra de ulovlige bosættelser. Movias beslutning og begrundelse kan kun vække undren. Deres argumenter hænger ganske enkelt ikke sammen. Dansk-Palæstinensisk Venskabsforening, som står bag kampagnen på busserne, kunne ikke have ønsket sig et bedre forløb, da omtalen i medierne har skabt en opmærksomhed omkring spørgsmålet om bosættelser, som ikke kan købes for penge. Denne type af aktivisme/oplysning i Vesten rettet mod Israels ulovlige ageren er et centralt omdrejningspunkt i en ny bog, On Palestine, hvor to af venstrefløjens grand old men Noam Chomsky og Ilan Pappé diskuterer Palæstina-konflikten anno 2014.

Fra tostats- til enstatsløsning. +972 Magazine | Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine. Salon.com. Det tredje våben. Skadet hestevogn: 2.000 kr. Tag ødelagt af helikopter: 3.500 kr. Død kamel: 3.000 kr. Drægtig ko: 5.000 kr. Ben skudt af ged: 400 kr. I de otte år, Danmark var i krig i Helmand, betalte de danske styrker millioner af kroner i erstatning, kompensation – eller kulancer, som Forsvaret kalder det – til lokalbefolkningen for de mange skader, de forvoldte på mennesker, dyr og ejendom.

Eksemplerne, der kan ses i multimediefortællingen 'Undskyld, Afghanistan', er kun en brøkdel af de hundredvis af kompensationer, danskerne udbetalte. I forsøget på at etablere et godt – eller bare tåleligt – forhold til lokalebefolkningen betalte de danske styrker kontant for alt fra knuste ruder, nedtrampede majs over fældede træer til dræbte dyr, væltede mure, ødelagte motorcykler og hele gårde, som enten var bombet eller inddraget til patruljebaser. Røntgenbillede af en krig Zumberlay, Rahim, Shin Kalay, Saidan og Barakzai. Masser af penge »Det var kun rimeligt, for der var virkelig masser af skader. Head to Head - NATO: Guardian of peace or bellicose bully? Canal 24 horas en directo. Spanien i Dag | Spanske nyheder - nyheder fra Spanien - vejr spanien.

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