Below you will find links to my writing about 1) Diego Garcia and the Chagossians; 2) Military Bases and U.S. Foreign Policy;
3) Gentrification and Cities; and 4) Public Anthropology.

If you have trouble finding something or have questions, please email me at vine [at] american [dot] edu. Thanks!



My Writing about Diego Garcia and the Chagossians


For reports click HERE. For articles, book chapters, and other writing, see below.

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"Island of Injustice," Washington Post op-ed, 2007.

"Homesick for Camp Justice," Mother Jones online, 2008.

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Use of Environmentalism by US and UK as Pretext to Keep Natives From Returning to Diego Garcia. Focal Points Blog, December 3, 2010.

"The Other Guantanamo," Foreign Policy in Focus, 2008.

What If You Can’t Protest a Base? The Chagossian Exile, the Struggle for Democracy, and the Military Base on Diego Garcia. South Atlantic Quarterly. Special issue on social movements around foreign military bases. Michael Hardt, ed. Forthcoming.

"'Give Us Back Diego': Unity and Division over a Base in the Indian Ocean," chapter with Laura Jeffery in The Bases of Empire, 2009

"From the Birth of the Ilois to the “Footprint of Freedom”: A History of Chagos and the Chagossians," chapter in Eviction from the Chagos Islands: Displacement and Struggle for Identity Against Two World Powers. Sandra J.T.M. Evers and Marry Kooy, eds. Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2011. [Link to Brill's web page for the book.]

"Chagossians Twice Forgotten: Exile in the Seychelles," chapter in Evers and Kooy.

"Sorrow, Sadness, and Impoverishment: The Lives of Chagossians in Mauritius," chapter with Laura Jeffery, in Evers and Kooy.

"Dying of Sorrow: Expulsion and Empire on Diego Garcia," chapter in The War Machine and Global Health. Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge, eds. Pp. 179-206. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2010.

"Taking on Empires: Reparations, the Right of Return, and the People of Diego Garcia," Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics, and Society 10, no. 4 (2008):327-343.

"Decolonizing Britain in the 21st Century? Chagos Islanders Challenge the Crown, House of Lords, 30 June-3 July 2008," Anthropology Today 24, no. 4 (2008):26-28.

"'We All Must Have the Same Treatment': Calculating the Damages of Human Rights Abuses for the People of Diego Garcia," chapter with Philip Harvey and S. Wojciech Sokolowski in Waging War, Making Peace—Reparations and Human Rights, 2008.

"The Impoverishment of Forced Displacement: Models for Documenting Human Rights Abuses and the People of Diego Garcia," Human Rights Brief 13, no. 2 (2006): 21-24

"War and Forced Migration in the Indian Ocean: The U.S. Military Base at Diego Garcia," International Migration 42, no. 3 (2004):111-143.

"The Other Migrants: Cause and Prevention in Involuntary Displacement and the Question of 'Environmental Refugees,'" in International Migration and the Millennium Development Goals: Selected Papers of the UNFPA Expert Group Meeting, Marrakech, 11-12 May 2005. pp. 141-151.

Gefährliche Stützpunkte: Diego Garcia, die NATO und der Bedarf an Alternativen [Dangerous Bases: Diego Garcia, NATO, and the Need for Alternatives]. Perspektiven für eine sichere Welt: Alternativen zur NATO, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Reihe Manuskripte, 89. Erhard Crome, ed. Pp. 73-84. Karl Dietz Verlag: Berlin, 2010.


My Writing about Military Bases and U.S. Foreign Policy

Picking Up a $170 Billion Tab: The True Costs of U.S.Military Bases and Military Presence Overseas. Draft paper, December 10, 2012.

Yankee City in the Heart of the Camorra: The U.S. Military in Campania. Meridione: Sud e Nord nel Mondo: La Napoli degli Americani dalla Liberazione alle basi Nato [Americans in Naples from Liberation to NATO Bases], no. 4 (2011). Chiara Ingrosso and Luca Molinari, eds. Pp. 243-264.

Married to the Mob? Uncovering the Relationship between the U.S. Military and the Mafia in Southern Italy. Anthropology Now, September 2012.

“Lily Pad” Bases and New Cold Wars: Ansbach’s Place in theGlobal Transformation of US Military Bases. Militärstadt Ansbach - Blick zurückund nach vorn, [Ansbach as a Military Town: Past and Future] conference, June 15-16,2012, Ansbach, Germany.

Fanning the Flames in Honduras. Huffington Post, February 22, 2012. 

Nothing "Off-base" about Ron Paul's Estimates of U.S. Bases Overseas. FocalPoints Blog, February 20, 2012. 

Bipartisan Strategy Takes Shape to Close Overseas U.S. Bases. With Raymond DuBois. Defense News,January 29, 2012.  

Jeju Island Activist Sung-Hee Choi Interviewed in Prison. Foreign Policy in Focus, July 26, 2011.

One Group of Students Proves Immune to Bin Laden-Death Fever. Focal Points Blog, May 9, 2011.

Smearing Japan. Foreign Policy in Focus, April 20, 2011.

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Use of Environmentalism by US and UK as Pretext to Keep Natives From Returning to Diego Garcia. Focal Points Blog, December 3,2010.

Environmental Protection of Bases? Foreign Policy in Focus, April 22, 2010.  

Gefährliche Stützpunkte: Diego Garcia, die NATO und der Bedarf an Alternativen [Dangerous Bases: Diego Garcia, NATO, and the Need for Alternatives]. Perspektiven für eine sichere Welt: Alternativen zur NATO, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Reihe Manuskripte, 89. Erhard Crome, ed. Pp. 73-84. Karl Dietz Verlag: Berlin, 2010.

Map of U.S. Military Base Sites around the World

"Too Many Overseas Bases," Foreign Policy in Focus, February 25, 2009

"Battle over Bases," Foreign Policy in Focus, March 9, 2009

The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual--Or, Notes on Demilitarizing Amereican Society, with Network of Concerned Anthropologists Steering Committee. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009.

"Proposals for a Humanpolitik: Building a New Human-Centered Foreign Policy," chapter in The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual, 2009

"Enabling the Kill Chain," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2007:B9-10.


My Writing about Gentrification and Cities

"Billions for Brooklyn—No Questions Asked: The Borough’s New Power Brokers," The Brooklyn Rail, Winter 2003:2-3 [3rd Place, New York City Independent Press Awards]

"Saying No to 'Culture,'" The Brooklyn Rail, March-April (2002):10

"Cloning Culture in the City: Cultural Development and Gentrification in Brooklyn," Critical Planning, Summer 2003:73-92

"'Sections' Are for Grapefruit: Call a Neighborhood a Neighborhood," New York Times, November 26, 2000: City 17


My Writing about Public Anthropology

"Public Anthropology in Its Second Decade: Robert Borofsky’s Center for a Public Anthropology." American Anthropologist 113, no. 2 (2011): 336-339.

"A Sea Change in Anthropology?: Public Anthropology Reviews." With Melissa Checker and Alaka Wali. American Anthropologist 112, no. 1 (2010): 5-6.

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