Since launching in July 2010, the Occupation, Intervention, and Law (O.I.L) page has made rich contributions to the field of studies examining the Middle East, armed conflict, law, and human rights. O.I.L has sought to explore the relationship between, and the debates within, the fields of armed conflict, politics, and international law. These debates include developments in international law; the implications of intervention; the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of resistance; the political economy of conflict; war profiteering; and the humanitarian dimension of war and peace, associated movements, and related forces.
In less than three years, we have published 497 articles spanning a broad range of countries, including Palestine, Israel, Libya, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Pakistan, Iran, and South Sudan as well as topics, including human rights, armed conflict, national security, political economy, civil liberties, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Recently, we have enhanced our page by adding useful resources. Now you can find a list of the hottest twitter handles to follow; OILy blogs; and human rights organizations throughout the Middle East.
In addition to articles, OIL features interviews with leading activists and scholars, like Huwaida Arraf discussing the civilian convoy that sought to break the Gaza siege by sea, and Ali Ahmida discussing the uprising in Libya in early 2011, profiles of social media personalities, like Maath Musleh, a youth journalist and social media activist in the West Bank, critical discussions on conflict and gender, reports of events on the ground, photo essays, and book reviews.
This past week, OIL published articles regarding the possibility of intervention in Syria, a book review of Eyal Weizman`s text The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza, and a series of articles, in Arabic and English exploring the Nakba.
Why There Is No Military Solution To The Syrian Conflict, Asli U. Bali and Aziz Rana
The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Vioence from Arendt to Gaza, Lisa Hajjar
The Ongoing Nakba: The Forcible Displacement of the Palestinian People, Amjad Alqasis
To serve as a pedagogical and informational resource, OIL has also coordinated and published three roundtable discussions:
Occupation Law: Part of the Problem or the Solution?
Palestinian Diaspora and Representation; and
Roundtable on Targeted Killing
Finally, OIL has featured bi-weekly Round Ups collating the most relevant news items, commentaries, blog posts, conferences, and reports featured across the internet. To submit an entry to be included in our next Round Up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation in OIL’s continuing growth. To submit a piece for review, interview, profile, book review, article, or multimedia item, please send it to email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We envision this to be a space to discuss the many dimensions of warfare, including armed conflict, intervention, military occupation, as well as their relationship to, and impact upon, international law, human rights, and international relations.
We are interested in pieces that explore these topics critically and are eager to feature debates within the field. Send your contributions to oil@Jadaliyya.com.
Specifically we welcome:
1. Essays exploring the relationship between law and power.
2. Reviews (of books, films, exhibits, blogs, pundits)
3. Interviews with practitioners, activists, scholars, government officials, etc.
4. Photo Essays
5. Video Clips