The intervention of Education Secretary Michael Gove on the First World War suggests that the Centenary has become a political football. However, it is not too late to disentangle the Centenary of the First World War from crude partisan politics.
Michael Gove’s intervention on how we remember the First World War has sparked off a national debate. The Education Secretary is adopting a stance that helps give depth to issues of judgment, morality and education, as well as to the drivers of memory and identity.
As the nation marks Remembrance Sunday, Britain’s ethnic minorities will be joining commemorations as well. This is not well reflected, however, in public and media discourse, where those who protest noisily can get a hearing often denied to those who participate quietly in our shared national commemorations.
The 50th anniversary of the day that British troops first deployed to Northern Ireland offers an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Operation Banner, and whether the security forces contributed to the troubles or prevented them.
On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, RUSI and YouGov have conducted a special opinion poll to assess current public attitudes to the event. The poll indicates that only half of Britain knows the significance of D-Day, a source of irony amid today’s polarised politics, says Sir Hew Strachan.
The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce that this year’s 2013 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature – the only major UK award for multi-discipline military and security...
A lecture by Edward Luttwak, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC) and author of The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire. In this lecture, Edward...