The first session of the seminar « COMBATANTS AND VETERANS IN CHANGING STATES » will take place on Wednesday, January 24th 2018, in room AS1 24 (EHESS, 54 Bd Raspail) from 9am to 12pm. For this introductory session, the organizers will present their respective fields (Caucasus, Soviet Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia) by reflecting on the question of the testimony of war and its storytelling; they will thus cross state of the art and practices.
The session will be discussed by Marta Craveri, historian, specialist of Gulag testimonies (EHESS). Continuer la lecture de Seminar – « Combatants and Veterans in Changing States », 24 January 2018
Musée de l’Armée – Invalides
About the authors: Michael R. Fenzel is an active duty Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, currently serving as a Deputy Commanding General in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He most recently served as a Senior Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and then Chief of Staff for the 82nd Airborne Division. He is the founder of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), a life-member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Director on the National Security Council Staff in the White House.
Continuer la lecture de Book – M. R. Fenzel, No Miracles: The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War, 2017
A partir d’une rigoureuse enquête sur la mobilisation en faveur des vétérans des essais nucléaires français, le sociologue Yannick Barthe perce la paradoxale complexité des processus de victimisation désormais largement à l’œuvre dans nos sociétés.
23 septembre 2017
Canadian Slavonic Papers
Central Asia is a relatively understudied neighbor of Afghanistan. The region is often placed into a number of historical and political contexts—a section of the Silk Road, a pawn in the “Great Game,” the “spillover” state that exemplifies the failure of US foreign policy—that limit scholarly understanding.
Continuer la lecture de Book – M. Laruelle, The Central Asia–Afghanistan Relationship. From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives, Rowman, 2017
Imrana Begum, The Impact of the Afghan-Soviet War on Pakistan, Oxford, 2017
Since December 1979, when Soviet troops first entered Afghanistan, the country has remained a focal point in regional and global politics. With a focus on the 1980s, The Impact of the Afghan-Soviet War on Pakistan delves into both Afghanistan’s history and the involvement of superpowers in shaping its present situation. Through the investigation of a complex and highly politicized war, the author demonstrates the direct correlation between Pakistan’s society, politics, and economy with the state of affairs in Afghanistan. In a world currently fighting the War on Terror, this book serves as a useful examination of the region and emphasizes that a peaceful Afghanistan is crucial for a peaceful Pakistan.