From the Napoleonic era to the present day, waging war has gone hand in hand with building roads. Laleh Khalili, politics professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, describes how both U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Israeli authorities in Palestine use road construction to impose security and economic regimes on local populations.
Research Article|March 01 2017
The Roads to Power: The Infrastructure of Counterinsurgency
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 93-99.