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.
One hundred years after its capture from the battle fields of France, the last German battle tank of its kind is giving up its secrets to archeologists and forensic analysis.
The question is no longer how to repel all threats. Instead, it's how can we organise ourselves as a society to remain ourselves in the face of these multiple threats.
Ten years after the publication of two major works about violence, their authors meet to discuss their theories and renew the debate.
When reporting violence, grammar matters: the use of voice is key to apportioning blame and, importantly, an accurate depiction of what has taken place.
All households have received a leaflet advising them to prepare for crisis or war. But it's not really clear why.