Japanese emperor hints at end of peaceful era
The head of the world’s oldest monarchy has revealed his desire to step down. He will be known as the emperor of ‘peace everywhere’ — but could Japan’s age of pacifism be coming to an end?
Oscar-tipped movie glorifies war, critics say
Clint Eastwood’s new film American Sniper has smashed box office records and been nominated for six Academy Awards. But does its portrayal of war amount to militaristic propaganda?
Pacifists bid for place in war commemorations
The government’s plans for commemorating World War One are under attack on two fronts: to some they seem jingoistic, to others too meek. Was the war necessary, or simply evil?
Poppy debate blossoms on Remembrance Sunday
At 11am today, the UK will fall silent to remember those who have died serving their country. Poppies will appear on the lapels of people all over the world. But what does the flower mean?