Can the use of weapons as harmful as cluster bombs ever be justified? Sera Koulabdara and Romeo Kokriatski join New Lines magazine’s Danny Postel to debate their use in Ukraine against the Russian invaders.
Combatants nowadays wear a unique camouflage pattern of muted greens and browns. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops wear it, as do jihadists, Ukrainian troops and Russia’s mercenaries. Called MultiCam, it was devised after the 9/11 attacks by a crew of art- and engineering-school graduates based in Brooklyn.
Pre-eminent historian Eugene Rogan talks to New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai about the Ottoman Empire’s final years, its still-controversial legacy and how its defeat in World War I created the Middle East of today.
Military tech journalist Kelsey Atherton speaks to New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai about how drones changed modern warfare, how emerging technologies will affect future conflicts — and why the real threat from killer robots is not what you might think.
Power-sharing arrangements have attempted to bridge the divisions in the two societies. The Good Friday Agreement and the Lebanese Constitution both aim to provide a form of democracy that protects the minority community from the majority — or, in the case of Lebanon, any of the 18 religious groups from each other.
The bottles of a local wine once produced in a region that today is under Azerbaijani control have become a rare piece for collectors. For Armenians, they´re also a stark reminder of what was lost in Nagorno-Karabakh.
While Azerbaijanis are happy a significant amount of territory has been returned to their country’s control, some are concerned that they’ve traded Armenian occupation for a Russian presence.