Warfare

What will the next war look like?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Imagine Peace. These were the words that appeared on an otherwise blank page in the New York Times on New…

The changing face of war and heroism

14 April 2018 9:00 am

On War and Writing by Samuel Hynes is hardly about war at all. There is little about combat here, or…

Perhaps the most formative years in our history were when ‘every second person suddenly died in agony — and no one knew why.’ Above, plague victims are blessed by a priest in the 14th-century ‘Omne Bonum’ by James le Palmer

Why the most important years in history were from 1347 to 1352

1 November 2014 9:00 am

A group of retired Somerset farmers were sitting about in the early 1960s, so Ian Mortimer’s story goes, debating which…

The US military should be winning wars, not fighting Ebola

11 October 2014 9:00 am

In the case of America, the answer is now practically everything – except perhaps winning wars

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough