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Tarak Barkawi is associate professor in the Department of Politics, New School for Social Research. He earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota and specialises in the study of war, armed forces and society with a focus on conflict between the West and the global South. He has written on colonial armies, "small wars" and imperial warfare, the Cold War in the Third World, and on counterinsurgency and the War on Terror. More generally, he is interested in the place of armed force in histories and theories of globalisation, modernisation and imperialism, especially from a postcolonial perspective.
General Petraeus and his student protesters at the City University of New York, confront the Vietnam Syndrome.
01 Nov 2013 10:28 GMT
Avenues and actions for global economic reform are more likely to originate from the 'Global South' than the 'West'.
12 Oct 2013 13:52 GMT
As public focus becomes insular across many post-industrial nations, it's time to imagine new norms in global politics.
01 Oct 2013 09:04 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Ethiopia
The latest posturing by Western countries shows both their hypocrisy and their powerlessness.
Tarak Barkawi | 30 Aug 2013 15:04 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq
Is the NSA tapping the internet essential to keeping up with US rivals and enemies?
Tarak Barkawi | 08 Jul 2013 13:49 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, China, Russia, Sweden
People in the West ought to wake up and emulate the popular revolts of Brazil and Turkey, suggests Barkawi.
Tarak Barkawi | 28 Jun 2013 12:59 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, China
The global "war on terror" will continue to define what is possible in politics at home and abroad.
Tarak Barkawi | 16 Jun 2013 13:39 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, France, Mali, United Kingdom
Liberalism in the 1920s was strong enough to tolerate mass protests and respectful funerals for "terrorists".
Tarak Barkawi | 24 May 2013 16:31 GMT | Politics, Human Rights, US & Canada, Norway, United Kingdom
The neoliberal sacking of the universities runs much deeper than tuition hikes and budget cuts, notes Barkawi.
Tarak Barkawi | 25 Apr 2013 08:30 GMT | Poverty & Development, US & Canada, United Kingdom, United States
The North Korean bomb may be an uncomfortable fact of life, but so too is the US bomb, notes Barakawi.
Tarak Barkawi | 17 Apr 2013 08:27 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, China, Iran, Iraq
Conservatives have lapsed in their support of the military - perhaps the centre-left should pick up the mantle.
Tarak Barkawi | 02 Mar 2013 16:57 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq
The devastating impact that war and living under the constant threat of drones has had on the people of Afghanistan.
War & Conflict, Health, Afghanistan
Eyal Weizman explains architecture's key role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare.
Human Rights, Israel, Palestine
An investigation into the role of one of the most influential banks in the world.
Business & Economy, Greece, US & Canada
There is a unique and dangerous commerce system at work in Amazonia, where children risk their lives for a few pennies.
Business & Economy, Latin America, Brazil