Category Archives: Civilians and Religious Violence

Flooding as a Military Strategy

Flooding is part of life in the Netherlands. But, at least since the sixteenth century, humans have deliberately instigated floods as a military strategy. During the Dutch Revolt (1566-1648), dykes were periodically opened in order to flood portions of the … Continue reading

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A French September 11?

The cover of Le Monde, the leading French newspaper, displayed a photo of the spontaneous rally at the place de la République on Wednesday evening, 7 January, following the horrific attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier in the … Continue reading

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On Massacres in Syria, Iraq, and France

Yesterday, 24 August, was the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris in 1572. The recent news of massacres by ISIS in Syria and Iraq reminds us of the need to investigate seriously the dynamics of religious violence. … Continue reading

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Update on Oral History and the IRA

The Belfast Project was an oral history project launched by Boston College to collect personal testimonies of people involved in paramilitary violence in the Troubles of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and 1970s. The oral history testimonies collected by … Continue reading

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Oral History of the Troubles in Belfast

The Belfast Project was an oral history project launched by Boston College to collect personal testimonies of people involved in paramilitary violence in the Troubles of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and 1970s. The oral history testimonies collected by … Continue reading

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Taliban Attack on Taverna Restaurant in Kabul

The Taliban launched a well-coordinated attack on the Taverna di Liban restaurant, which is located in one of the most secure neighborhoods in Kabul, Afghanistan. Foreign nationals and aid workers have reportedly been principal clients of the restaurant, which had … Continue reading

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