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Art collective in Pakistan constructs giant image of child’s face “Not a bug splat”

The piece was installed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, close to Pakistan’s northwest border with Afghanistan, by an art collective that includes Pakistanis, Americans and others associated with the French artist JR. The collective says it produced the work in … Continue reading

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The Dronification of State Violence – published

I have just been notified that Critical Asian Studies have published my co-authored paper, “The Dronification of State Violence.” Here’s the abstract: This article explores the shifting methods of U.S. state violence. Building on their earlier work, the authors focus … Continue reading

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Information on the American being targeted for drone strike

Details have  emerged of the U.S. citizen who has been the focus of recent discussions on whether or not the Obama administration has the legal right to kill him. He is known as Abdullah al-Shami, an Arabic name meaning Abdullah … Continue reading

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Pakistani protestors block NATO supply line

In the wake of last Thursday’s drone strike inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa–one of Pakistan’s four “settled” provinces–protestors led by Imran Khan have blocked NATO supply traffic. Khan, whose Tehreek-e-Insaf political party runs the provincial government, called on federal officials to take … Continue reading

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U.S. drone strike takes place inside of “settled” Pakistan

On Thursday 2st November, a suspected U.S. drone struck a religious seminary that is allegedly linked to the Haqqani network, killing six people. What makes this strike fairly “out of the ordinary” is that it did not take place inside … Continue reading

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Diplomatic memos reveal extent of US-Pakistan drone cooperation

Although it is now widely known that the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI have cooperated on the targeting and execution of drone strikes in the tribal areas, the Washington Post has obtained files that detail the explicit nature of this relationship … Continue reading

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