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The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
Civilians in Iraq have reportedly been exposed to blister agents in fighting between Islamic State fighters and US-backed Iraqi forces.
The characteristics of chemical weapons also make them weapons of terror. They do not only injure the body. The threat of chemical weapons harms the minds of soldiers and civilians.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir presides over a state on the brink of war.
South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 after a protracted war of independence that started in 1955. One internal struggle in this war was between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s (SPLA) leadership…
Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
King of all he surveys?
The divine right of kings was dismantled after a bloody conflict nearly 400 years ago. The impulse which led to that change should protect us from the reign of the White House emperor.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016.
The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
Christmas tends to assume a strong sense of its own significance in times of protracted conflict.
Graffiti on a wall in Sana'a, Yemen, denounces US drone strikes that have killed scores of civilians.
The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk when making important decisions. When sober and sensible next morning, their custom was to reconsider…
The droid K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today's autonomous weapons?
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
A billboard of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro.
The world needs great leaders who thrive on making a positive difference to people’s lives and not on festering fear and war mongering.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
We know all about World War I's terrible conditions, tactics, tear gas. But what about the teeth?
Hundreds of thousands of Australians marched against the deployment of Australian troops to Iraq.
The late 1960s and 1970s saw powerful waves of dissent break out over Australia. It hasn't been the same since.
An army soldier in Douentza in the Mopti region of central Mali in March 2013, before the government lost control.
With northern Mali mired in conflict, increasing instability in the centre of the country is worrying observers. The attitude of the Malian authorities holds the key to defusing these tensions.
The internet offers a chance to personalise our commemoration by choosing when, where and how we take part.
The internet and social media are changing how we commemorate war. The hashtag #LestWeForget will be shared millions of times on Remembrance Day in tweets and Facebook comments.