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VOW 104 | Middle East
  • November 13, 2023

104. Nadim Shehadi – Beyond Gaza: Unpacking The Middle East’s Entrenched Conflicts And Power Dynamics

VOW 103 | Dehumanisation
  • October 29, 2023

103. Dr David Livingstone Smith – Dehumanisation In The Israel-Palestine War And Its Consequences

VOW 102 | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • October 23, 2023

102. Special Release: Chris Gunness – Scratching Beneath The Complexity Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

VOW 101 | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • October 14, 2023

101. Professor Rashid Khalidi – Understanding The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An Exploration Of Root Causes And Geopolitical Dynamics

VOW 100 | AI Revolution
  • October 2, 2023

100. Carl Miller – The AI Revolution: Exploring Its Ethical, Social, And Political Ramifications

VOW 99 | Anti-War Activism
  • September 17, 2023

99. Special Release: Vlad Sakovich – The View From Russia: An In-Depth Conversation On Anti-War Activism Under Putin’s Regime

VOW 98 | Ethical Maze of War
  • September 7, 2023

98. Dr. Jonathan French Flint – Navigating The Ethical Maze Of War: On Strategic Theory And Military

VOW 97 | War In Afghanistan
  • August 20, 2023

97. Yousuf Sediq – The War In Afghanistan: Exploring Its Complexities, Absurdities, And Challenges With An Afghan Special Forces Commander

VOW 96 | Military Decision-Making
  • August 6, 2023

96. LTC Kevin Cutright – Empathy Unleashed: Transforming Military Decision-Making And Operational Effectiveness

VOW 95 | Nazi Indoctrination
  • July 21, 2023

95. Heidi Langbein-Allen – From Propaganda To Desperation: Understanding Nazi Indoctrination Of German Youth In Hitler’s Army

VOW 94 | Putin’s Autocracy
  • July 14, 2023

94. Special Release: Dr. Mike Martin – Cracks In Putin’s Autocracy: Dissent, Mutiny, And Shifting Tides

VOW 93 | Military Mental Health
  • June 25, 2023

93. Dr. Neil Greenberg – Battlefield Minds: Understanding The Complexities Of Military Mental Health

VOW 92 | Turkish Elections
  • June 14, 2023

92. Hasan Aygun – Turkish Elections Unveiled: Erdogan’s Rise To Power, Dimming Of Democracy, And Geopolitical Ramifications

VOW 91 | Donbas
  • June 4, 2023

91. Dr. Greta Uehling – Understanding The Donbas: Identity, People, And Its Role In The Russia-Ukraine War

VOW 90 | Geopolitics
  • May 24, 2023

90. Dr. David Kilcullen – Decoding Geopolitics And The Emerging Multipolar World

VOW 89 | The Middle East
  • May 8, 2023

89. Ambassador Robert ‘Bob’ Bowker – Understanding The Middle East: Lessons From Five Decades Of Life And Work In The Region

VOW 88 | Status Game
  • April 23, 2023

88. Will Storr – The Status Game: Understanding Its Significance, Implications, And Why We Play It

VOW 87 | Ketamine
  • April 10, 2023

87. Special Release: Robert Hartley – From War Zone To Ketamine: A Veteran’s Journey Through Trauma And Healing

VOW 86 | American Interventionism
  • March 26, 2023

86. Professor Christopher Coyne – Monsters, Empires, And Illusions Of Peace: Navigating The Perils Of American Interventionism

VOW 85 | Climate Change
  • March 13, 2023

85. Dr. Elizabeth Boulton – Tackling The Climate Change Hyperthreat: Plan E, Entangled Security And Harnessing A Hyper-Response

VOW 84 | Manoeuvre Warfare
  • February 27, 2023

84. Amos Fox – Beyond The Illusion Of Manoeuvre: Navigating The Clash Between Intentions And Reality In Modern Warfare

VOW 83 | War Powers
  • February 12, 2023

83. Dr. Alison Broinowski – How Australia Goes To War And The Prospect Of War Powers Reform

VOW 82 | Imperial Legacies
  • January 29, 2023

82. Dr. Samir Puri – Decoding The Echoes Of Empire: How Imperial Legacies Shape Today’s Geopolitics

VOW 81 | Extremism
  • January 8, 2023

81. Professor Greg Barton – Understanding Radicalisation, Extremism And Terrorism

VOW 80 | Veterans’ Mental Health
  • December 22, 2022

80. Dr. Alex Lim – On Veterans’ Mental Health: The Good, The Bad And The Promising

VOW 78 | Multilateral Negotiations
  • December 11, 2022

78. Ye-Min Wu – Multilateral Negotiations: On The Trials And Tribulations Of Building Peace

VOW 77 | Ukraine Invasion
  • November 27, 2022

77. Special Release: Natalia Konstantinova – How Russians View The Invasion Of Ukraine

VOW 76 | Taliban
  • November 13, 2022

76. Andrew Quilty – ‘August In Kabul’ And The Return Of The Taliban

VOW 75 | Obedience
  • October 30, 2022

75. Dr Pauline Shanks Kaurin – On Obedience And The Fine Line Between Hero And Villain

VOW 74 | Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • October 26, 2022

74. Special Release: Jasmin Mujanovic – On The Unfolding Constitutional Crisis In Bosnia And Herzegovina – Part 2

VOW 73 | Constitutional Crisis
  • October 23, 2022

73. Special Release: Jasmin Mujanovic – On The Unfolding Constitutional Crisis In Bosnia And Herzegovina – Part 1

VOW 72 | Diplomacy
  • October 20, 2022

72. Special Release: Wolfgang Sporrer – On Diplomacy Alongside Combat Operations In Ukraine

VOW 71 | R2P
  • October 19, 2022

71. Dr. Alexander Bellamy – R2P, Just War And Prospects Of World Peace – Part 2

VOW 70 | R2P
  • October 16, 2022

70. Dr. Alexander Bellamy – R2P, Just War And Prospects Of World Peace – Part 1

VOW 69 | China US Tensions
  • October 2, 2022

69. Amanda Hsiao – China, US And Taiwan: A Deep Dive

VOW 68 | Ukraine Update
  • September 22, 2022

68. Special Release: Dr. Mike Martin And John Spencer – An Update On Ukraine

VOW 67 | Threat Of Nuclear War
  • September 18, 2022

67. Paul Ingram – On The Threat Of Nuclear War And Hopes Of Disarmament

VOW 66 | War Crimes
  • September 7, 2022

66. Dr Jessica Wolfendale – On Torture, War Crimes, And Moral Responsibility – Part 2

VOW 65 | Torture
  • September 4, 2022

65. Dr Jessica Wolfendale – On Torture, War Crimes And Moral Responsibility – Part 1

VOW 64 | Urban Warfare
  • August 21, 2022

64. John Spencer – On Ukraine, Urban Warfare And Lessons Learnt

VOW 63 | Maintaining A Military
  • August 7, 2022

63. Dr. Ned Dobos – On The Unaccounted Costs Of Maintaining A Military

VOW 62 | Urban Warfare
  • July 24, 2022

62. Abby Zeith And Ruben Stewart: International Humanitarian Law In Urban Warfare

VOW 61 | Military Intelligence
  • July 10, 2022

61. Brigadier Mark Ascough – On Military Intelligence

VOW 60 | Military Sub Cultures
  • June 26, 2022

60. Dr. Tony Ingesson – On Military Sub-Cultures And Their Impact On Behaviour

VOW 58 | Russian Invasion
  • June 13, 2022

58. Dr Mike Martin And LTGEN (Ret.) Arne Dalhaug – Update On The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

VOW 57 | Special Forces
  • May 29, 2022

57. John Gartner – Reflections on a lifetime of service in the Special Forces

VOW 56 | Mental Immunity
  • May 15, 2022

56. Andy Norman – Mental Immunity: Inoculating Against Conspiracies And Disinformation

VOW 55 | Global Enduring Disorder
  • May 1, 2022

55. Jason Pack – On the ’Global Enduring Disorder’

VOW 54 | Ukrainians
  • April 17, 2022

54. Duncan Spinner – The Fight for At-risk Ukrainians

VOW 53 | Soldier Morality
  • April 10, 2022

53. Dr Deane-Peter Baker: State Ethics vs Soldier Morality

VOW 52 | Military Ethics
  • April 3, 2022

52. Dr David Whetham – On the Ethics of War, War Crimes and Ethical Decision Making

VOW 51 | Information Warfare
  • March 27, 2022

51. Carl Miller – On Information Warfare, Social Media And Pro-Russian Influence Campaigns In BRICS

VOW 50 | Like War
  • March 18, 2022

50. Peter W. Singer – On Ukrainian Information Warfare, Social Media Dominance And The Power Of Narrative

VOW 49 | Russian Invasion
  • March 13, 2022

49. Dmytro Gurin – The View From Ukraine

VOW 48 | Russian Invasion
  • March 5, 2022

48. MAJGEN Mick Ryan: On The Russian Invasion And His Recent Book ’War Transformed’

VOW 46 | High Value Targeting
  • February 20, 2022

46. Marc Garlasco – War Through The Eyes Of A Pentagon Chief Of High Value Targeting

VOW 44 | Ukraine Crisis
  • February 2, 2022

44. Special Release: Wolfgang Sporrer – Providing Nuance To The Crisis In Ukraine

VOW 42 | Australian SAS
  • December 22, 2021

42. Special Release: Mark Willacy – On ‘Killing Field‘ and ‘Rogue Forces

VOW 40 | Humane War
  • December 6, 2021

40. Samuel Moyn – On ‘Humane: How The United States Abandoned Peace And Reinvented War’

VOW 39 | CIA Mission
  • November 28, 2021

39. Toby Harnden – A Deep Dive Into ‘First Casualty: The Untold Story Of The CIA Mission To Avenge 9/11‘

VOW 38 | Southeast Asia
  • November 21, 2021

38. Michael Vatikiotis – Southeast Asia And Its Peculiar Role In Global Politics

VOW 37 | Neural Wiring
  • November 14, 2021

37. Dr Douglas Fields – On ‘Why We Snap‘ And Our Neural Wiring For Violence

VOW 36 | Intercultural Communication
  • November 7, 2021

36. Arjan Verdooren – “Cultures Don’t Meet, People Do”

VOW 35 | AUKUS
  • October 31, 2021

35. John Blaxland And Qinduo Xu – On AUKUS, US/China Relations And Growing Tensions

VOW 33 | Free Will
  • October 10, 2021

33. Gregg D. Caruso – On The Illusion Of Free Will, Myth Of Meritocracy, And The Need To Rethink Our Justice Systems

VOW 32 | Humanitarian Aid
  • October 3, 2021

32. Steve Dennis – On Getting Shot, Kidnapped And The Court Case That Sent Tremors Through The Humanitarian Aid Industry

VOW 31 | Strategic Communication
  • September 26, 2021

31. Stephanie Speck – Strategic Communication: A Tool For Change

VOW 30 | Conflict Negotiation
  • September 19, 2021

30. Adam Cooper – Mediation, Diplomacy And Digital Conflict

VOW 28 | Women In Afghanistan
  • September 12, 2021

28. Sahar Fetrat – On The Plight Of Women And Girls In Afghanistan

VOW 27 | Iraq
  • September 5, 2021

27. Dr Ghassan Jawad Kadhim – Still ‘The Last Optimist In Baghdad‘?

VOW 26 | Blind Spots
  • August 29, 2021

26. LTCOL Dave Grossman – On Killing, Combat, Sleep, ’Blind Spots’ And Everything Else In Between

VOW 24 | Future Of Afghanistan
  • August 22, 2021

24. Hizbullah Khan – On The Current Situation And The Future Of Afghanistan

VOW 23 | Coalition Interpreter
  • August 22, 2021

23. Ehsaan – The Life of a Coalition Interpreter in Afghanistan

VOW 22 | Afghanistan Situation
  • August 16, 2021

22. Hizbullah Khan – Situation In Afghanistan As Seen By A Local Analyst And Journalist

VOW 21 | Evacuation From Kabul
  • August 15, 2021

21. Dr. Kay Danes – On Interpreters And Locally Employed Staff Stuck In Kabul

VOW 20 | Afghanistan Update
  • August 14, 2021

20. Dr. Mike Martin – Update On Unfolding Situation In Afghanistan

VOW 19 | Dehumanisation
  • August 8, 2021

19. David Livingstone Smith – On Dehumanisation

VOW 18 | Ethics Of War
  • August 1, 2021

18. Shannon E. French – On ’The Code of the Warrior’ and Ethics of War

VOW 17 | War Crimes
  • July 25, 2021

17. Will Yates And Joe McCleary – On Trial For War Crimes: A Soldier’s Experience

VOW 15 | Australian Military Operations
  • July 11, 2021

15. John Blaxland – Reflections On Australian Military Operations And Lessons Learnt

VOW 14 | Sniper Alley Project
  • July 4, 2021

14. Džemil Hodžić – Finding Light In The Dark

VOW 13 | Diplomat
  • June 20, 2021

13. Hasan Aygun – The Pragmatic Diplomat

VOW 12 | Major General
  • June 6, 2021

12. Roger Noble – A Major General’s Perspective

VOW 11 | Humble Warrior
  • May 23, 2021

11. Harry Moffitt – A Humble Warrior

VOW 10 | Just War
  • May 9, 2021

10. Cian O’Driscoll – A Philosopher’s Take On Just War Theory

VOW 9 | Army Psychologist
  • April 25, 2021

9. Philippa (Pip) Weiland – Perspectives of an Army Psychologist

VOW 5 | Child Soldiers
  • February 28, 2021

5. Dr. Mike Wessells – On Child Soldiers

VOW 4 | Mental Health Recovery
  • February 18, 2021

4. Ashley Judd – On Combat, Mental Health And The Road To Recovery

VOW 3 | Nature Of War
  • February 16, 2021

3. Dr. Mike Martin – A Soldier-Philosopher

VOW 2 | Bosnian Refugee
  • February 14, 2021

2. Dejan Mujkanovic – From Bosnian Refugee To Australian Army Officer