Border security force to be stationed at borders with Turkey, Iraq: US-led coalition  Hurriyet Daily News The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Jan. 14, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support in Syria. Possible Afrin … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Finland, poster child of migrant relocation…

Finland, poster child of migrant relocation – Headline News The Nordic country has taken in lone minors, teenage mothers and underage wives as part of its pledge to the EU relocation scheme. Digitizing the EU’s Public Diplomacy in Israel Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor Introduction The relationship between Israel and the European Union has been … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine”- Final report

Final Report: Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine American Anthropological Association by Anne Kelsey Read the full report.  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleged Israeli violations of academic freedom and human rights, and to move toward sanctioning Israel. … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other…

Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology In my last post on Bauman and Briggs Voices of Modernity I explored their argument that Boas’s notion of culture makes it seem like a prison house from which only the trained anthropologist is capable of escaping. In doing so, however, I … Read more