Category Archives: Arms Control

Drones and Changing Conceptions of Airspace

Drones have already significantly transformed the conduct of military operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other areas. Now, drones are beginning to change conceptions of airspace. Yesterday (4 March 2013), an Alitalia pilot on approach to New York’s JFK airport reported … Continue reading

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Sherman Prize for Undergraduates

2013 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (http://www.temple.edu) is delighted once again to solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for … Continue reading

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Gun Makers Appeal to Children

Gun makers in the United States regularly appeal to American children through advertising campaigns and promotions. An article by Jordan Weissmann in the Atlantic discusses the importance of gun purchases by hunters in the United States. Weissmann points out that … Continue reading

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French Way of War

The French intervention in Mali against Islamist militant groups has drawn worldwide attention to French military forces and their capabilities. French politicians seem concerned to maintain an independent foreign policy that is distinct from NATO and European Union international politics. … Continue reading

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Newtown Massacre Viewed From Europe

A month after the Newtown massacre, people around the world are remembering the victims and attempting to understand the mass killing. Having recently returned from a research trip to Europe, I thought that an examination of European perceptions of the … Continue reading

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No al Razzismo!

Banners reading “No al Razzismo!” and “Il Razzismo Uccide!” have filled piazzas and adorned buildings in Firenze (Florence) following a shooting rampage by Gianluca Casseri on Tuesday. Casseri, a middle-aged Italian man who had ties to neo-fascist groups, killed two … Continue reading

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Grenade Attack in Liège and Shooting in Firenze

A young Belgian man attacked a crowd in the city of Liège today, firing shots and throwing multiple grenades at people in the central square in downtown Liège. Several people were killed and scores injured in this attack before the … Continue reading

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