A number of tripwires could set off a chain of events leading to war.
Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?
Unpaid volunteers are negotiating with Islamic State and facing military attacks as they try to save Syria's ancient cities.
Cyber weapons are allowing states to attack each other without fear of retaliation. The consequences potentially are devastating.
Microbes reveal that the great Carthagian general Hannibal may have taken a surprisingly difficult route to get to Italy.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It's a significant case, but not the historic victory it's been hailed as.
The moral and ethical dilemmas of future warfare are depicted in this tight British thriller. But what will happen when humans become more removed from the weapons of war?
When Australians went to the Western Front, language failed them. So they invented slanguage: a mix of slang, French words and creative swearing that, among other things, gave us the word "Aussie".
If past wars are a guide, the toll of disability will continue to rise for many decades to come.
The openness of the Internet gives an advantage to attackers – but what constitutes an act of war in the electronic world?
Apartheid South Africa started a war in which it could not maintain a strategic advantage. It misread the quest for national liberation and international opinion that undermined its effectiveness.
The idea that the use of force should be a last resort is at the core of the world's security balance – and it's being trashed.
When it comes to weapons with artificial intelligence, there's an argument for keeping a human in charge of some of the action.
Insults are tossed about in an election year but the word "demagogue" has a particular bite. But what is a demagogue and how do the 2016 candidates compare with demagogues in history?
Across the world, debates have emerged around the extent to which the legislative branch should be involved in – and even have the final say on – authorisation of military deployment.
Conflict is normally governed by rules and regulations but France is taking on an enemy that disregards them all.
Tom D.C. Roberts has crafted a book full of remarkable insights into a central figure in Australian corporate and political history, a figure hitherto enveloped in family mythology: Keith Murdoch.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Armistice Day provides a moment to reflect on Australia’s self-identity in comparison to other nations that experienced the first world war and commemorate it to this day.
Acts perpetrated during the course of warfare have, through the ages, led to significant environmental destruction.