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“We must also realize that warfare anywhere is an attack on people and physical things everywhere, just as it is an assault on the other beings that coinhabit this world, our shared frail ecology, and the possibility of our collective survival.”

Publication: “Environment at War: Capturing Global Conflict in Arab Geographies.” Art Journal 81, no. 4 (December 2022).


Keywords: environment, ecology, habitat, nature, world, global, international, interconnections, planet, planetary, climate change, militarization, organized violence, conflict, war, warfare, turmoil, degradation, political theory, science, ecocritical, history, memories, colonialism, neo-colonialism, interventions, slavery, genocide, extraction, oil, petrol, energy, resources, capitalism, fossil fuels, weapons, drones, guerrilla attacks, governments, state, civilians, rising, temperatures, global warming, water, supply, scarcity, air, quality, economic, disparities, sociopolitical, geopolitics, contemporary, art, artists, Mona Hatoum, Abbas Akhavan, Thomas Hirschhorn, Shona Illingworth, Ali Eyal, sculpture, drawings, prints, installation, video, film, fabric, embroidery, territory, terrain, landscape, geography, region, land, instability, invasion, occupation, Arab, Muslim,Baghdad, Iraq, Arab, Soutwest Asia, Middle East

Image: Abbas Akhavan, Toni Hafkenscheid, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, The Third Line, Dubai