THE CULTURE AND CONFLICT REVIEW
The Culture & Conflict Review is an online peer-review journal produced by the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, bringing you analysis of current events, policy, operations, and human terrain in South and Central Asia as well as other regions of the world. Premised on the belief that the United States must understand the culture and human terrain of other nations and peoples, we offer
commentary and analysis on issues of current interest to policy makers, military commanders, academics, and the
general public. We are particularly interested in issues addressing culture, anthropology, regional and identity politics, and the
contemporary role of U.S. forces in areas of conflict. New issues of The Culture & Conflict Review are published on a quarterly
Welcome to The Culture & Conflict Review
Welcome to the Spring 2010 edition of The Culture & Conflict Review.
We are pleased to present you with an engaging selection of new articles on several timely and important topics: COIN: Theory & Practice; The Iraq Invasion, Seven Years Later; Diplomacy & Tribal Politics; Book Reviews & Author Interview; and CCS in the News.
In this edition of the Review, we are once again very proud to present a diverse set of new articles, as well as to devote some attention to ongoing events in Iraq, as this month marks the seventh year since the U.S. led Coalition invaded Iraq and overthrew the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
Several other regions of interest are examined as well – from the rich tribal mosaic of South Asia to the Tibetan homeland in the high Himalaya to the enduring indigenous societies of the Americas – in articles as well as in reviews of newly published books addressing the fundamental interconnection of culture and conflict.
As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions and articles for future editions. This quarter’s articles include the following:
COIN: Theory & Practice
The Iraq Invasion, Seven Years Later: Rebuilding Iraq, Rethinking Iran
Diplomacy & Tribal Politics
Book Reviews & Author Interview
CCS in the News
And we're very pleased to share with you the latest news interviews with CCS experts, including the following articles featuring CCS Director, Professor Thomas H. Johnson:
- Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration by Peter Dale Scott, History News Network, April 12, 2010
- Opium and the CIA: Can the U.S. Triumph in the Drug-Addicted War in Afghanistan? by Peter Dale Scott, GlobalResearch.ca, April 9, 2010
- Behind Karzai's War of Words by Olivia Ward, Toronto Star, April 8, 2010
- U.S. Policies in South Asia, KCRW News, April 6, 2010
On behalf of all of us at the Program for Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS), please enjoy our latest edition of the The Culture and Conflict Review. We'll see you again when we present our Summer 2010 edition.
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