With the Dutch Cadets during their 'Conflict Resolution' Programme in Maynooth University, June 2016.

Dutch Cadets attending Conflict Resolution programme in Maynooth University, June 2016

Dr David Murphy

Historian / Defence Analyst

Online Media

with Patrick Bury, 'No time to hide: the future of Irish defense and security', War on the Rocks, 3 March 2023.

'Ukraine war: how will the next few months unfold?', RTE Brainstorm, 27 January 2023

'Will Leopard 2 tanks be a game-changer in Ukraine?', RTE Brainstorm, 25 January 2023

'How the Ukrainian resistance movement has responded to Russia', RTE Brainstorm, 3 August 2022

'Why Russia's war on Ukraine should be a wake-up call for Ireland', RTE Brainstorm, 21 May 2022

'After losing the first phase, what next for Russia in Ukraine?', RTE Brainstorm, 3 May 2022

'Ukraine: what's likely to unfold in the coming weeks?' RTE Brainstorm, 4 March 2022

'A short history of Russia's long standing paranoia about the West', RTE Brainstorm, 27 Feb 2022


'How Allied forces united to win the war', Irish Times: Special Supplement on World War One, 24 April 2018

'A year when Allies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory', Irish Times: Special Supplement on World War One, 22 May 2017

'One for all, all for one: first World War One allies agree strategy', Irish Times: Special Supplement on World War One, 18 May 2016

 Book Review: ‘Yanks and limeys alliance: warfare in the Second World War’, Irish Times, 5 Feb 2016

'Three reasons the West is failing to halt Islamic State',Irish Times, 14 August 2015

'Book Review: Bonaparte by Patrice Gueniffey: a biography that does justice', Irish Times, 23 May 2015

‘Book Review: Marshal of Victory: the autobiography of General Zhukov’, Irish Times, 11 January 2015

'Time for Bagration commemoration: look to the Eastern Front', Irish Times, 20 June 2014

‘NATO at a disadvantage as Ukraine tensions rise’, Irish Times, 17 April 2014

‘Lawrence of Arabia and Ireland: An Irishman’s diary’, Irish Times, 26 August 2013

‘Irish personnel playing vital role in peacekeeping operations in south Lebanon’, Irish Times, 24 March 2012


'Medieval Dead', UKTV,  October 2016 (this program focuses on the CondottIere

'Who do you think you are? Chris Noth' (USA), May 2016


Contributed to radio shows on RTE Radio 1, Newstalk, BBC Northern Ireland and various local stations.