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2022

How (Invisible) Racism Shapes U.S.-South Korea Military Relations

How (Invisible) Racism Shapes U.S.-South Korea Military Relations

As a project of transnational militarism, the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) in South Korea demonstrates the invisible working of race and class hierarchies through othering North Korea as the “red enemy” and imposing the unequal burden of hosting the missile defense system on lower-class marginalized rural communities.

Racism as a Foundation of the Modern World

Racism as a Foundation of the Modern World

Race and racism, empire, and slavery are foundations of the European- and American-led contemporary world order, as demonstrated by the transatlantic slave trade, racist views held by Western philosophers, and the “standard of civilization” principle. 

Militarization of UN Peacekeeping in Mali

Militarization of UN Peacekeeping in Mali

The militarization of MINUSMA was reinforced by a robust peacekeeping mandate, cooperation with counterterrorism operations, and significant involvement of NATO countries.

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