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Lisa Bhungalia


“From the American People”: Sketches of the US National Security State in Palestine

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  “While government sights are set on ‘the enemy’, ours might be set on them and on how this rush to the intimate structures new sites of imperial governance.” – Ann Stoler [1] “We have to squeeze these guys.” – Senior State Department official in the wake of the 2006 Hamas parliamentary victory [2]   In tracing the historical circuits through which techniques of colonial management have been tested and transmitted, Laleh Khalili has underscored Palestine’s ...

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Lisa Bhungalia


Lisa Bhungalia is a doctoral candidate in Geography at Syracuse University. Her research examines the intersection of US national securitization, aid, and late-modern occupation in Palestine.