An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

By Paul Rogers Rising inequality provides ripe pickings for militant Islamist groups plotting insurgencies – and ensures the ‘war on terror’ is far from over. My most recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaida, Isis and...
What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

By James Robins “In salvaging these stories of bloodshed and terror, heroism and humanity, we must pick apart the grand mythology which has smothered and replaced them.” A blue dawn broke over the hush, new light disputing the cool wash of lamp glow....
How legitimate is proxy warfare? 🔊

How legitimate is proxy warfare? 🔊

Global conflicts have become increasingly more complex, and often, external nations choose to intervene. However, interventions can often be indirect in the form of proxy actors. Why do states choose to use third parties to intervene in other nation’s civil wars and...
What next for the Kurds in Syria?

What next for the Kurds in Syria?

By Egemen Bezci Egemen Bezci looks at the current predicament facing the Kurdish population in Syria. United States President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw American military forces from Syria caught senior American administration officials by surprise,...
Should we ban killer robots?

Should we ban killer robots?

By Bonnie Docherty When drafting a treaty on the laws of war at the end of the 19th century, diplomats could not foresee the future of weapons development. But they did adopt a legal and moral standard for judging new technology not covered by existing treaty...