UK War

Sweet Caress by William Boyd - Book Review

Jez Fielder | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

Bloomsbury have published the much awaited new novel by William Boyd. I've had a copy of Sweet Caress for weeks but was waiting until closer to the publication date to write this review. Trouble is, I was told the 10th September. And they released it on August 27th. And now, of course, you've all read it, haven't you?!

ISIS, The Not So Lone Wolf

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Citizens of Kobane in the refugee camps, Suruç "I am saying this to the whole world: We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southe...

American WWII Veteran's Tearful Plea

Yumiko Sato | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

After the funeral I said good-bye to George and thanked him for sharing his memories with me. He shook my hand tightly. His eyes were filled with tears.

One Year on From Gaza: The UK Must Stop Arming Israel

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The issue goes beyond the immediate humanitarian impact. When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates future attacks, it also signals approval for the Israeli government and its pursuit of what amounts to the collective punishment and oppression of the people of Gaza.

Vietnam by Christian G. Appy | Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Robert Bradley

This book is testament to humanity's duo of absolute cruelty and contrasting beauty, when faced with the evil that is human perspective.

How Genocide Can Happen on Our Ordinary Streets

Tim Curtis | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Tim Curtis

"Bosnia is a beautiful place which is in sharp contrast to the evidence of the conflict which is still very much there. Sarajevo is peppered with bull...

Killer Robots Might Be Humanity's Redemption

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

Losses will be great, but we have already lost so much at each other's hands. Our victory, however, will be in our united, permanent struggle under the banner of a genuine, universal humanity.

Nothing To See Here, Just Some BOMBPROOF Wallpaper

Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The U.S. Army have come up with a special type of wallpaper that minimises the impact of exploding buildings. The difference between this potential...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

The Human Cost of Drones - A Review of 'Sudden Justice' by Chris Woods

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Woods' book is the first significant, and valuable, contribution to the literature on drones to date. However, the Drone Age has only just dawned, and his work must provoke far more debate than we have seen.

World Leaders Hold Syrians' Lives in the Balance

Justin Forsyth | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK
Justin Forsyth

World leaders are gathering in Kuwait today to decide the fate of millions of people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Kuwait pledging conference, the third of its kind, will bring together the UN and donor governments to pledge money to help civilians caught up in the spiralling violence. They will need to be generous - as the war enters its fifth year, Syrians and their neighbours are increasingly unable to cope with this unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

Rise of the Political Technologists: "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible" by Peter Pomerantsev

James Snell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

For the critiques of this transparent media manipulation alone, Pomerantsev's book is a vital resource. And it is more than that; he creates a powerfully written, endlessly evocative and terribly recognisable description of the state of Russia today.

It's Time to Rethink Warring Words on Cancer

Sarah Mehta | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

Cancer looms large in the imagination. The dreaded C-word is universally feared. Warfare terminology may help to evoke support and to give us an important sense of control in the face of an enemy.

Released from Captivity

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

Focus group discussions with internally displaced people living in camps and urban areas reveal that many women and girls - mainly from Yazidis communities - are still missing. Often, they have suffered inexplicable abuse.

The Life That They Had They Gave

Elizabeth Buchan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Elizabeth Buchan

Would you accept a job knowing you had a probably life expectancy of six weeks? Me neither. Yet, during the Second World War many women did just that. Having been trained by undercover agencies, such as the Special Operations Executive (SOE), they were smuggled into countries occupied by the German Reich tasked to gather intelligence...

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

The Nutrition of a Soldier - Combat

William Shield | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Fist fighting is the least productive hobby on earth; broken noses, cauliflower ears, black eyes, the list never ends. It isn't worth the energy. I'm here today to talk about real fighting, the fighting that men do; I'm here to talk about war.

No, Piers Morgan: You Don't Need to Watch Isis Execution Videos to Feel Enraged by Their Actions

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

We know what happened, we know who did it, and we know what we should do- and that on its own should quite frankly be enough. By watching ISIS's videos, we're playing a part in their game, but we shouldn't. We should play ours...

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

Nigeria 2015 - Valentine's Day Blues

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so on the very day the rest of the world will be celebrating love, some bright sparks in Nigeria decided it was the perfect day for the country's two main political tribes to go to war. Surprised? Well, not really, I guess. We are Nigerians after all and everything we do must have our stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

What If I Were You

Josh Fields | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Josh Fields

Two young Muslims, completely different backgrounds, the same objectives and similar rationale. They do not appear to be a new axis of evil, but a very natural by-product of our military behavior.

Long Lost WWII Photos Give Incredible Glimpse Of Unknown Soldier's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

A group of photographers have revealed incredible never-before-seen images taken by a WWII soldier. The photos were found on 31 rolls of undeve...

10 Truly Bizarre Wars That Actually Happened

AllTime10s | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK

There are many reasons to go to war - honor, power, simply for a pastry. Here are 10 of the most bizarre conflicts in human history....

Possibly The Most Heartwarming Letter You'll Read This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Soldiers of the 103rd Saxon Regiment sit in their trenches in Warneton, Belgium, December 1914 A touching letter, penned 100 years ago, has been ...

This Bullet Can Change Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US military is working on an advanced .50 calibre sniper bullet that can change direction after being fired. Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked...