About John Tirman

John Tirman is executive director and principal research scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies. He is author of The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars (Oxford).

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Darian Meacham, Europe the Very Idea team Francesco Tava, Europe the Very Idea team Darian Meacham and Francesco Tava introduce this week's theme: Old ideas for a new Europe.

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The empathy gap: from the Iraq war to drone warfare

It is an odd coincidence, the sudden bright spotlight on drones at the same time as the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, but it raises at least one common question: what is our attitude toward the innocent victims of war? The answer trends toward utter indifference.

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