Category: Geopolitics

Syrian refugees’ journey from Jordan to Germany

This field report is part of a project of doctoral research into the networks and dynamics of Syrian exile to Jordan. This research is based on longitudinal monitoring of an ordinary group of refugees from Deir Mqaren – a village in the Rif Dimashq Governorate – and its aim is...

Russia’s technological power in the collective imagination. The UVB76 fantasy – half conspiracy theory, half cult of mystery.

Have you heard of UVB76? A mysterious Russian military radio frequency which started transmitting in the 1970s for reasons no-one seems to know? As part of my research into representations of Russia’s technological power, here is a modest little text on the subject. It takes another look at this amusing anecdote...