Vladimir Putin may have swerved away from a full conscription policy because of what we know about how if affects political support.
Russian reservists are now being called up after president Putin announced changes to his military plans.
Military service is compulsory in South Korea and many deem it unfair that the band’s members have been allowed to put it off.
As Ukraine scrambles to defend itself from Russia’s illegal invasion, men aged 18 to 60 have been banned from leaving the country.
A short history of the Ex-Services Human Rights Association of Australia: a group of brave returned servicemen and women who protested the Vietnam War.
Questions include whether women should be compelled to register, as men are, and whether the draft and draft registration should exist at all.
An Iranian general’s killing sparked fears of war and a draft in the US. Those are old fears, says a scholar who contends it’s a myth that during the two world wars, men signed up in droves to fight.
The politics of the war continue to resonate in our discussions of national identity and purpose.
In a world that is unrecognisable to that of 1914, should the British army be relying on recruitment tactics that are a century old?
Labor Leader Arthur Calwell tried to leverage public opposition to conscription to gain support during the 1966 election, calling it a “sinister word” for Australians. The tactic failed.
It’s time the Australians who voiced vociferous opposition to war in general and conscription in particular were commemorated as an important part of our history.
A little-known incident 100 years ago reminds us that Australia at the time was riven by class, religious and political divisions.
Rock music against military conscription during 1980s South Africa resonated with wider fault lines in Afrikaner society - this as the apartheid regime’s grip on power started to slip.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
Sometimes album sleeves reveal little about the music. Instead they illuminate the society it came from, exposing unexpected stories of people, art forms and struggles.
MK, the army of the then banned ANC, electrified millions of oppressed people to rise against the apartheid regime. Today, its veterans are being used in factional battles within the ruling party.
Congress is debating the power of government to use a military draft. An Ole Miss historian explains how this power is rooted in our nation’s founding document.
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.
The impact that the system of conscription had on the roughly 600,000 white men who became both pawns and agents of the apartheid state has seldom been publicly acknowledged.
A little mathematics reveals whether the government really did ‘play god’ with the Vietnam draft, as suggested by former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher.