Rochelle Davis

Bio: 

Rochelle Davis is assistant professor of anthropology at the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


Articles by this Author
"Culture as a Weapon"

At the fourth Culture Summit of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in April 2010, Maj. Gen. David Hogg, head of the Adviser Forces in Afghanistan, proposed that the US military think of “culture as a weapon system....

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Culture, a Weapon System on the Wane

The concept of “culture” took on new life in US military strategy in 2006. At the time of the US invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, cultural knowledge and training played no role in US military calculations; it was...

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The Many Roles of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis

On October 4, 2012, the Turkish Grand National Assembly approved a motion, by a vote of 320 to 129, authorizing deployment of the armed forces in “foreign countries,” essentially where and when the government saw fit. It was an...