It was defoliants, seen here during Operation Ranch Hand in the Vietnam War, that prompted action to protect the environment during conflicts.
National Museum of the US Air Force
A group of scientists want a new Geneva Convention to safeguard the environment during wars and conflicts. We already have such rules, but they're inadequate, inconsistent and unclear.
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Because of its geography, the UK must put an end to uncertainty over asylum policy after Brexit.
The U.S. military is already testing a Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System.
Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, U.S. Marine Corps
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
The Bedouin community of Al Khan Al Ahmar.
The world needs to put urgent pressure on Israel – and make the case to save a community.
A protestor holds a placard during a rally supporting refugees worldwide and in reaction to Trump’s travel ban.
Unfortunately potential solutions to Trump's ban are few. Refugee agencies cannot force the US to take refugees and so they will need to find sanctuary elsewhere.
You know, that doesn’t quite say what I meant it to.
The rules are pretty clear – and really crucial reading for anyone drafting, say, an executive order.
British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra in 2007.
Cathal McNaughton / PA Archive
The UK government plans to suspend parts of the European Convention on Human Rights in future conflicts.
Russian bomber targeting ‘Islamic State’ in districts of the Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr.
/Russian Defence Ministry handout
Critics claim that Russia and Syria are targeting civilians with thermobaric 'vacuum' bombs.
New arrivals will be searched and told to give up items of value.
For many, it evokes memories of the Holocaust. So how can the government justify it?
Glimpses of horror: while the West watches, Syria burns.
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is no longer news. It is simple fact: tragedy writ large, as cities burn and lives are ruined. Our eyes may widen at the sheer scale of this destruction: four million people…
Barrier to peace: Israeli settlements occupy 40% of the land area of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
United States secretary of state John Kerry is in the Middle East this week. Among other tasks, he is attempting to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Undoubtedly, Israel’s recent approval…
American troops in Afghanistan.
Recent media reports have called into question Australia’s adherence to the Geneva Convention during the early stages of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. A key allegation is that Australia set up a system…