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.
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Droughts can be a factor in some armed conflicts, but that's nothing new.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
University students and supporters of the peace deal protest during a rally in Bogotá, Colombia.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
Millions were spent supporting an extradition process to make the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljković somebody else’s problem.
Historically, Australia’s broader policy approach to war crimes and war criminals has lacked a clear and coherent foundation.
Death and destruction are a daily reality in Syria as the civil war drags on.
Tourism will have to be a key element in future peace-building and peace-keeping strategies in Syria.
Outer space should be used for peace not war.
The rules on armed conflict on Earth are a major source of restraint on military operations. But the rules on the use of weapons in outer space are far from clear. We need to change that.
Theresa May meets her Saudi counterparts.
While Yemen burns, Theresa May's government plays with words.
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?