• Publications

    Information at War

    Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare New Book by Philip SeibPolity July 2021. For more information or to order the book click here Please note publication of the book is as follows: 16th July Europe, 17th September North America. The book is available for pre-order here A war’s outcome is determined by more than bullets and bombs. In our digital age, the proliferation of new media venues has magnified the importance of information – whether its content is true or purposely false – in battling an enemy and defending the public. In this book, Philip Seib, one of the world’s leading experts on media and war, offers a probing analysis of the role of information…

  • Projects,  Publications

    Visualising War Podcast

    How do war stories work? And what do they do to us? These questions are central to the work of many WAM members so the Visualising War Project hope that you will be interested in their new podcast which is launching to explore these questions and more. https://visualisingwar.buzzsprout.com Led by Drs Alice König and Nicolas Wiater, Visualising War is an interdisciplinary research project based at the University of St Andrews (https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/visualising-war/). It looks at how war gets represented in art, text, drama, music and many other kinds of storytelling. Exploring material from the ancient world to the present day, we unpick representations of many different kinds of conflict from all…

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    Review of ‘Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo’

    Book:  Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo: Kenneth Morrison: Bloomsbury Academic by  Kenneth Morrison, Paul Lowe (2021) Review by Gordana Knezevic: Gordana Knezevic was the deputy editor-in-chief of Sarajevo daily newspaper ‘Oslobodjenje’ during the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995). Following the war, she relocated to Toronto, Canada, where she worked for Reuters (1999-2007), and later Radio Free Europe (2007-2018) in Prague, where she was Balkan Service director. The First Draft of History In 1987, as I prepared to take up the post of Middle East correspondent for my newspaper, ‘Oslobodjenje’, I knew that I was headed for a ‘troubled’ part of the world. Although based in Cairo, I would occasionally be called upon…

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    New Book: Syria in Perspective

    By Dr Pablo Sapag Visit the website The book considers the propagandistic and military dimensions of the crisis, suggesting how Syria might evolve. At the heart of this analysis is a key element of Syrian society: its ingrained interconfessional character deriving from the historical presence on its soil of various religious faiths. Powerful minorities have, however, repeatedly applied political and military pressure to force the state to abandon its non-religious and non-discriminatory character. The author’s review of scholarly texts is combined with research in Syria and other countries. He has conducted interviews with religious leaders, NGO personnel, combatants, displaced people and other victims. Among those interviewed is the Syrian President,…

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    Cold War II Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia

    Essays that critique America’s superiority complex and movies and TV shows that reignite the Cold War Edited by Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad Click here for publishers page Description Contributions by Thomas J. Cobb, Donna A. Gessell, Helena Goscilo, Cyndy Hendershot, Christian Jimenez, David LaRocca, Lori Maguire, Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad, Ian Scott, Vesta Silva, Lucian Tion, Dan Ward, and Jon Wiebel In recent years, Hollywood cinema has forwarded a growing number of images of the Cold War and entertained a return to memories of conflicts between the USSR and the US, Russians and Americans, and communism and capitalism. Cold War II: Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia explores the reasons for this sudden reestablished interest in the Cold…