An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
Seasoned readers of US science fiction will have the uncanny feeling of having seen this all before.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
Those who speak of the inevitability of war in space will fuel a race to the bottom, and see even more energy towards an arms race in space.
Public authorities, and especially our armed forces, should be held accountable for their actions to the limits imposed by law.
Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
One hundred years after its capture from the battle fields of France, the last German battle tank of its kind is giving up its secrets to archeologists and forensic analysis.
The question is no longer how to repel all threats. Instead, it's how can we organise ourselves as a society to remain ourselves in the face of these multiple threats.
Ten years after the publication of two major works about violence, their authors meet to discuss their theories and renew the debate.
When reporting violence, grammar matters: the use of voice is key to apportioning blame and, importantly, an accurate depiction of what has taken place.
All households have received a leaflet advising them to prepare for crisis or war. But it's not really clear why.
Those tasked with sustaining peace must address economic, social and cultural rights to stand any chance of succeeding.
Flashy interceptor systems attract media and government attention. But bomb shelters and warning systems are at least as important in the midst of missile strikes.
There's a disturbing disconnect between the polite etiquette of arms fairs and the hell that their products create.
PlayerUnknown's Battleground - a multiplayer, fight-to-the-death video game - was the most downloaded game for the first quarter of 2018. It feels like an immersive experience of today’s nightmares.
With few Western journalists remaining in Afghanistan, local reporters are shouldering the burden of covering the conflict - and are increasingly being targeted for it.
It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
Essays on Air: can art really make a difference?
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Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?
To understand how a new world war might play out, it's important to remember just how powerful the US really is.