A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
Human conflict can bring isolation to environments, which helps the local ecology thrive. After the war has ended, the return of nature is a poignant memorial and symbol of peace.
A podcast on World War I – from a meeting between the three great war poets, to what happened to conscientious objectors in both Britain and Germany.
For William Kentridge, searching and erasure serves as a model for understanding our place in the world.
By standing in the way of the UN, Russia has chosen a shameful path.
From depictions of slavery to colonial massacres to contemporary portraits of refugees, photography is a powerful tool in evoking ideas of shared humanity.
When it comes to preventing air strikes on civilians, the law of the arms trade is clear. Why is it so hard for countries to observe it?
Approximately 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer due to 9/11. What support is available to this community, and is it working?
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
More than 16 million people lost their lives in world war one. Over a century later, we are still asking – for what?
An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
Seasoned readers of US science fiction will have the uncanny feeling of having seen this all before.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
Those who speak of the inevitability of war in space will fuel a race to the bottom, and see even more energy towards an arms race in space.
Public authorities, and especially our armed forces, should be held accountable for their actions to the limits imposed by law.
Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.