Launching Political Minefields Book, Retiring the Blog

•16 August 2020 • Leave a Comment

I am happy to announce that after a dozen years of blogging about the politics of banning and clearing landmines on this blog, I am launching Political Minefields the book! With a foreword by Jody Williams, who won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize along with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the book is a kind of travelogue through Iraq, Laos, Cambodia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan and New York City, searching for solutions to the landmine crisis and emerging autonomous weapons. Along the way I tell stories of the deminers, paramilitaries, journalists, mercenaries, diplomats, aid workers, and campaigners in and among the minefields.

I have decided that the launch of my book is a good time to retire this blog. Thank you so much to all of you who followed it and commented on it over the years! My new personal website is

I have negotiated a “deminers and disarmers discount” from the publisher for all of you who have supported my work. Just order the book on Bloomsbury’s website and enter the code GLR TW5 as you check out for 35% off. Thank you so much again!