Drones

Interview – Jessica Dorsey

E-International Relations • Aug 12 2021 • Features

Legal scholar Jessica Dorsey talks about debates in technology, particularly drone warfare, accountability and transparency, as well as EU and US approaches.

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.

Security Cooperation as Remote Warfare: The US in the Horn of Africa

Rubrick Biegon and and Tom Watts • Feb 26 2021 • Articles

Security cooperation programmes have provided a pathway to continued intervention, the ‘remoteness’ of which applies only to the intervening actor, not local communities.

Human Judgment in Remote Warfare

Joseph Chapa • Feb 21 2021 • Articles

Developers and military commanders should not merely ask which military tasks can be automated, but also ask where human judgment ought to be preserved.

Death by Data: Drones, Kill Lists and Algorithms

Jennifer Gibson • Feb 18 2021 • Articles

Legal questions surrounding the use of metadata in targeting means that an adequate, independent post-strike investigation is the bare minimum of what ‘feasible’ precautions should include.

The Limitations and Consequences of Remote Warfare in Syria

Sinan Hatahet • Feb 18 2021 • Articles

The Syrian conflict is an example of global and regional powers waging remote warfare against their adversaries with minimum human and capital costs.

Artificial Intelligence, Weapons Systems and Human Control

Ingvild Bode and Hendrik Huelss • Feb 16 2021 • Articles

Including AI in weapons systems is important not because of the emergence of autonomous machines, but because human control is becoming compromised in human-machine interactions.

The Human Cost of Remote Warfare in Yemen

Baraa Shiban and Camilla Molyneux • Feb 16 2021 • Articles

Remote warfare operations in Yemen have led to the deaths of thousands of civilians, along with having significant economic, educational and mental health implications for impacted communities.

Review – Technology and Agency in International Relations

Bruno Maciel Santos • Oct 8 2020 • Features

This collection successfully bridges the gap between IR, Science and Technology Studies and New Materialism, highlighting topical examples and policy debates.

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