Some interesting things we’ve come across this week:
- America’s hip-hop foreign policy: an interesting read from the Atlantic discussing the role of rap in the war on terror. Apparently America is dealing with ‘jihadi rap’ by sponsoring ‘good muslim hip-hop’. The discussion of how rap has been used both to radicalise and in turn as a tool of diplomacy is particularly interesting.
- Yugoslavia as science fiction: discusses art from the former Yugoslavia and the way in which it’s being viewed today, with a fascinating discussion of what this implies about the post-Yugoslav space today.
- Lastly, a storify from a panel at ISA in Toronto about tensions in critical security studies: worth a read for anyone interested in an update about the state of the field – still gutted I couldn’t make it to ISA, and this reminds me why!