‘War Above the Clouds:’ Fluid Landscapes of the ‘Dodgy’ Soldier

Sanaullah Khan // The Siachen Glacier is one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world. It was first discovered through a series of European expeditions, which consisted of officers of the British Army, geographers associated with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), as well as geologists, mineralogists and meteorologists, in the early 20th century. The…

Trauma, Suspicion & the Anatomy of War: From PTSD to Moral Injury

Sanaullah Khan// The history of trauma has been steeped in a recurring language of suspicion. Beneath the 20th century survivor’s words and silences lurks suspicion, which presents itself in different ways in different conflicts. The doubt involved in transforming a soldier into a  patient, through various diagnostic categories, keeps re-emerging in different forms every time in…