[haw-info] HAW Notes 1/30/16: Saudi Arabia conference; Peace History Society; website on history of US wars; links to recent articles of interest
To members and friends of Historians Against the War,
Here are some notes followed by our occasional listing of some recent articles.
1. Amid increasing scrutiny on Saudi Arabia's role in the Middle East and its relationship with the US, a number of antiwar groups are sponsoring a "Summit on Saudi Arabia" Saturday-Sunday March 5-6 in Washington DC. Code Pink has taken the lead, with co-sponsors including The Nation, the Institute for Policy Studies, Peace Action, and many other groups, including HAW.
2. The latest issue of the Peace History Society's newsletter, edited by
Robert Shaffer is available on-line. Its 50 pages include short articles and reports on a great variety of topics.
3. This is a reminder of the work-in-progress website on the history of US wars that Roger Peace is developing. He is looking for feedback and suggestions for resources as well as collaboration in developing sections of the site. (A sample module on the War of 1812 is on the site.) His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Joost Hiltermann, London Review of Books, February 4 issue
Review-essay, seeking to draw lessons on how wars are ended, on Pierre Razoux's book The Iran-Iraq War. The author is Middle East and North Africa programme director at the International Crisis Group.
By Ayed Press, New York Times, posted January 26
Warns against a proposal now before Congress that would force a change in US policy toward the Occupied Settlements
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted January 26
By Sebastian J. Bae, War on the Rocks, posted January 22
By Paul Pillar, The National Interest, posted January 20
The author, a 28-year veteran of the CIA, is a visiting professor at Georgetown University in security studies.
By Thomas Wright, Politico Magazine, posted January 20
Subtitled: "His views aren't as confused as they seem. In fact, they're remarkably consistent – and they have a long history."
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted January 17
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUN Y Albany.
By Mark Murrmann and Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones, posted January 16
By David Bacon, LobeLog, posted January 11
A visit to Hanoi and reflections on the Christmas Bombing of 1972
By Rick Shenkman, TomDispatch.com, posted January 10
The author is founder and editor of the History News Network.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting most of the articles in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.