Framing Forensics

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 […]

Syria’s Heritage at Risk

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.

New Article at Foreign Policy

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