David Criekemans on Geopolitical Transformation and Security

On 18-April, dr. David Criekemans will present ideas from his new book on geopolitical transformations. With a specific focus on Europe and the military dimension, this seminar also includes economics, geography and history to tell a more complete story of the new reality Europe is confronted with. Find out more on the event page!

Professor Ash Rossiter (Khalifa University, UAE) speaks about military innovation

In early December, the ISWS organised a workshop on military innovation, kicking off a longer project to re-energize this important debate. Next on the agenda is a talk by Professor Ash Rossiter (Khalifa University, UAE), who will be speaking about the (over)promise of emerging military technology. All are welcome! Location is St Mary’s College, Lecture Room … Read more

TRINITY crisis simulation

Last Friday, we held our first event as a society, hosting a war simulation. Set in South-East Asia, the scenario opened with a typhoon tearing across the Spratly Islands near the Philippines, with the playing countries left to react to the situation. The teams involved included China, the USA, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN. … Read more

Huw Bennett illuminates the causes and consequences of British Army conduct in Northern Ireland

On 29 Nov, Dr. Huw Bennett from Cardiff University will come to speak about the perverse logic at the foundation of the strategy of the British Army in Northern Ireland, from 1969 to 1975. With the aim of avoiding civil war, the British Army applied rather violent tactics to prevent escalation between both violent and … Read more

TRINITY Launch Event

Trinity is launching! Are you interested in war and strategy? The ISWS Student Society invites all students, both undergraduates and postgraduates (taught and research) to come to our launch event. On Nov 23, we will tell you all about the society, what it has to offer to you and how you can get involved. There … Read more

John Anderson discusses the musical representation of the American Civil War

On November 12th, Professor John Anderson presents his research on the relationship between music and the politics of the American Civil War. Dixie and John Brown were popular songs that were politicized by the two parties to the conflict and as such represent the ideologies and identities clashing in the war. The representation of the … Read more

Professor Pascal Vennesson speaks at book launch ‘On Small War’, by professor Sibylle Scheipers

On October 8th, professor Pascal Vennesson from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University will speak at the first seminar in this year’s series. The seminar is held for the occassion of the book launch of professor Sibylle Scheipers’ new book: ‘On Small War’. This study concerns Clausewitz’s engagement with … Read more