The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, and the consequences could be dire.
Our histories tell us armies make men, but in World War II, conflicted provided a rare and surprisingly open space for men to experiment with their femininity and sexuality.
Robots are a twin-edged sword. Used badly, they may one day perpetrate genocide and war crimes. Used well, they can prevent them.
Civilians have become so far removed from the military and war, it can be hard to understand veterans. Their poetry can help us connect.
Seeking justice, not peace, in our world changes the conversation about conflict. Conflict has proven integral to achieving a more equitable and secure society.
Mutual benefits beckon.
Does ancient Greek war hawk Pericles provide clues to a besieged Donald Trump's next move? War has always been a helpful distraction for cornered world leaders.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
One professor explains how war in Iran led her to a career in biomedical engineering - a rapidly growing field that offers students exciting opportunities to serve humanity.
It might not happen today or tomorrow, but the risk of a major European conflict is very much there.
Fly-bys by RAAF Super Hornets and army helicopters are a noisy finale to the Brisbane Festival. While many find this sound awe-inspiring, what of those with lived experience of war?
What are the ethics of teaching children about the army as part of the national curriculum?
Successful counterinsurgency depends on winning the hearts and minds of men and women.
Is there honor in a losing battle? The US military faced this question in Vietnam. Its response would eventually change how the media covered war and how Americans perceive it.
Far from grasping at Cold War certainties, Le Carré's Smiley embraces the changing role of the British spy.
PTSD isn't just reserved for those on the frontline – my experience alongside a surgical team at Camp Bastion showed how it could affect anyone dealing with the fall out of war.
Far from a belligerent rogue state, North Korea is isolated, broke and hungry for attention.
Classic conflict analysis can tell us whether there's a chance that the warring factions can reach a peaceful resolution. Probably not, is the answer.
To maximise the long-term effectiveness of Australia’s foreign policies, there would be great value in strengthening our conflict prevention and resolution capabilities.
We need to acknowledge that 'band of brothers' military culture has a dark underbelly – and that individual acts of atrocity might be a reflection of broader, systemic issues.