Drone Warfare

Kill Empowerment: The Proliferation of Remotely Piloted Vehicles

Scott N Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers • Jul 9 2021 • Articles

The US and Israel dominated the initial wave of drone proliferation, yet others have since joined in supplying weaker states with the lethal instruments in what constitutes a second wave.

The Remote Warfare Paradox: Democracies, Risk Aversion and Military Engagement

Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould • Jun 20 2020 • Articles

Western democracies’ claims to the moral high ground in respect to the brutality of war are uncalled for. There is no such thing as sophisticated violence.

Remote Warfare and the Utility of Military and Security Contractors

Christopher Kinsey and Helene Olsen • Jun 20 2020 • Articles

There are important ethical, political and legal concerns with military contracting. The most serious of these is the fear that it will lead to a democratic deficit.

The “Drone” Lexicon

Joseph Chapa • Sep 30 2019 • Articles

The term, “drone,” is often unhelpful and is useful only to the degree that those who use it clarify the sub-categories within it that are actually at stake.

Dangerous Gaming: Cyber-Attacks, Air-Strikes and Twitter

Andrew Dwyer and Jantje Silomon • Sep 23 2019 • Articles

By using gamified logics, the Israel Defense Forces in a tweet positioned air-strikes on a plane similar to cyber-attacks, transforming Hamas into inhuman targets.

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

E-International Relations • Jan 10 2019 • Features

Ruth Blakeley explains her research exposing the UK’s involvement in the torture of terror suspects, and discusses drones, human rights research and international law.

Visualising the Drone: War Art as Embodied Resistance

Federica Caso • May 16 2018 • Articles

War art belongs to an aesthetics that is derived from practical and real-world encounters, and which sets to apprehend the world via sense-based and affective processes.

Technological Terror, Killer Robots, and Black Mirror’s ‘Metalhead’

Raluca Csernatoni • Apr 13 2018 • Articles

A world that emphasizes the role of efficiency-driven technological solutions could produce a universe in which humanity is terrorized by its own technological offspring.

Drone Technology and the Trump Doctrine

Mary Ellen O'Connell and Brian Boyd • Jun 29 2017 • Articles

Trump is not breaking new ground in using greater lethal force than predecessors and ignoring international law, rather taking the direction towards a logical conclusion.

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

Steven J. Barela and Avery Plaw • Aug 23 2016 • Articles

Though startling assertions are now presented on the imprecision of drones, one must look carefully at the data to understand what conclusions can be drawn.

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Alex Edney-Browne • May 25 2016 • Articles

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations, and ethical concerns, of the US Coalition drone programme.

Four Things I Don’t like about the Advance Discussion of Eye in the Sky

Martin Coward • Apr 15 2016 • Articles

Does the movie ‘Eye in the Sky’ really provide insight into targeted killing? Here are four reasons why we ought to be suspicious.

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