Anthropology / Everything Human

European Brides in the Islamic State


  • Crossroads

  • Reflections

    Trump and the Echo of Amache

    Donald Trump’s disturbing anti-Muslim rhetoric echoes an ugly chapter in U.S. history: the time leading up to the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • The Human Palate

  • Conflicted

    Understanding Mass Killings

    A disproportionate number of mass killings in the U.S. have been committed by military veterans. We should be asking ourselves why.

  • In Flux

    Fiji’s human history is directly linked to the ebbs and flows of climate change—particularly of sea level rise. Throughout the Pacific Islands, fluctuating environmental conditions resulting from changing sea level have historically resulted in conflict with neighbors.

    Climate Wars

    On Fiji’s islands, shifting sea levels have left a tangled legacy of conflict and survival. We should take note.

  • Conflicted

    Parting Words

    I was fascinated to learn from an October 2015 article in the Independent newspaper the little-known fact that British “prime ministers leave secret instructions for nuclear missile submarine captains to follow in the event of a nuclear war.” It continued: “These orders are sealed in a letter only to be opened if the United Kingdom is destroyed. These instructions can either be to launch a nuclear attack, to …