In September 2020, the Costs of War project released a new report entitled, "Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the U.S. Post-9/11 Wars," outlining the number of people displaced as a result of post-9/11 wars.
This article states, "At least 37 million people have been displaced as a direct result of the wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "We too have trouble realizing that our problems in the world have causes. To understand the desperation driving Guatemalan and Honduran migrants, it helps to recognize our own role in creating it."
Political scientist Wendy Schiller comments on the "special bipartisan committee of lawmakers from the Senate and the House" that's meeting today to hash out a deal on border security. "...blame for the next shutdown, if there is one, 'will probably be shouldered more equally by Democrats and President Trump.'"
Professor Peter Andreas offered his thoughts on President Trump's promise to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border, saying "The whole border in a sense has become more militarized and more difficult to cross by any measure."
This article cites research by Professor Peter Andreas who found that the auto industry and economies of border towns, such as San Diego, were devastated by post-9/11 crackdowns at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Professor Peter Andreas argues in a column penned on the eve of the Fourth of July that Americans should consider the fact that the U.S. founders were relentless lawbreakers -- particularly of laws meant to restrict who and what was allowed to cross borders.
In 2015, Middle East Studies organized The Politics of Human Shielding workshop, allowing scholars and human rights experts to discuss the role of human shielding in warfare. Recently, some of those contributions were published in the American Journal of International Law Unbound.