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a cluster of Buddhist shrines high in the mountains of Bhutan.
July 11, 2019

Two astoundingly beautiful and largely virgin mountain geographies, Bhutan and Nepal, stand to gain most from the concept of mountain ports... Both tend to abidingly promote the core of mountain cultural ecology and geo-morphology as a strategic element in their nation-building projects. [...] Although the most widely shared definition of ports primarily stresses connectivity, exchange, and the movement of people and technology, mountain ports could trigger a new direction by primarily focusing on nature, knowledge, community, and technology.

people seated on a WW2 Sherman tank watch firesworks in Normandy, France
July 4, 2019

[T]he core military problems that the United States faces in the years ahead will not yield to any assortment of advanced weapons,...

hologram face
June 28, 2019

Tucked away in databases, system identities are at a remove from everyday experience; one cannot “experience” the abstract logic of...

ISIS fighter imprisoned in northern Iraq, Feb. 15, 2017. (Photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)
June 20, 2019

Mohammad was a fighter for the Islamic State, and even though he was only 29 years old when I talked with him in prison in Northern...