Articles by: Michael Rose

Author Biography:

Mike is an anthropologist based at the ANU. Before entering academia he had various jobs in policy, agriculture, international development and education, as well as spending periods on the dole, in the precariat, and travelling. His work these days is mostly focused on Timor-Leste’s labour diaspora and how its impact mediated by customary frameworks for distributing care and wealth. You can download an open access copy of his latest book here.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a place that exists: bitter peace in the Caucasus Mountains

…there was a non-violent solution to this—not clear or simple or easy, but possible. Instead, a calculated decision was made to use catastrophic violence—the lives and homes of tens of thousands be damned. The result, now clear, will be one unjust state of peace built upon the ruins of another.