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Title: The Wikileaks Afghanistan War Logs: A Boon or Bane for Academic Research?
Creators: O'Loughlin, John
Contributors: Sanders, Courtney
Keywords: wiki-leaks
Afghanistan
academic research
Issue Date: 2011-05-18
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Abstract: The findings of a spatial analysis of the 77,000 secret war logs released by Wikileaks in summer 2010 are reviewed in the context of a broader review of the dynamics of conflict in Afghanistan-Pakistan. The reaction to the published paper in Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol. 51 no. 4, 2010, the advisability of analyzing the confidential data by academics, and the wider issues of people's right to know versus state security secrets are presented as an invitation for a discussion and debate.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/49695
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