War

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of war.

Exclusive articles about War

Gallery: Loss is loss. Pain has no nation

“Nothing replaces the loss of a son, not even another son.” Those are the haunting words of Safia Abo Zour, a Palestinian woman whose four-year-old died in a 2011 airstrike in G...

“Your soul ages faster in wartime”

Bosnian photojournalist Ziyah Gafić photographs the aftermath of conflict. (Watch his TED Talk, “Everyday objects, tragic histories.”) In his most recent book, Quest for Identit...

Why it’s so hard to come home from war

America’s war in Afghanistan has been its longest, and arguably its most grueling — and yet for 13 years it’s also been strangely invisible. For those of us far removed from the...
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Video playlists about War

War stories

13 talks • 3h 32m
We need to talk about war. These powerful, crucial talks come from soldiers, politicians, journalists and others who've seen the reality of war firsthand.

The road to peace

9 talks • 2h 03m
Peace. It's humanity's eternal, elusive dream. These speakers offer inspired ideas, practical advice and real-world examples from around the globe of how it just might be attainable.


TED Books

TED Book: Minescape

Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines

Photojournalist Brett Van Ort blends images of deceptively innocent landscapes, land mines, and prosthetic limbs to illustrate the remnant threats of war that linger in times of peace.
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