For the last few months, I’ve been thinking about how “forensics”, “forensic research” or “forensic practice” are commonly understood. The interest is driven in part by long familiarity with the uses of […]
One of the recurring headlines of the war in Syria details the destruction of its precious cultural artefacts. It has become a truism of sorts that when locations are struck by artillery and mortar fire, it isn’t just human bodies and communities being destroyed but human heritage, as well.
I’ve got a new piece up at Foreign Policy on “COIN confusion”, that peculiar merging of counterinsugency and counterterrorism policies in Afghanistan. I was fortunate – if I can make that claim of such a dark issue – in that an individual of questional mental capacity, Faisal Shahzad, had just tried to
I’ve spent the better part of the last week building a new site for CTlab’s Current Intelligence blog, which at some point in the next couple of weeks will be migrated out […]
Since leaving the day job to focus on research and writing, I’ve been nose-deep in readings of one kind or another, and thoroughly enjoying the experience. Some recent reads that are worth […]