The Ashes represents one of the greatest sporting rivalries in the world. The shared Imperial history between England and Australia creates a political undercurrent that adds a certain frisson to the contest. This represents cricket's unique ability to transcend the boundaries of the field and influence a nation's politics and culture.
This month's journal printed a series of reflections on commemoration and remembrance, asking what role the arts play in mediating war in modern society. To commemorate Remembrance Day, RUSI.org has also trawled through the RUSI archives to bring articles from the First World War back into modern memory.