Post Tagged with: "drones"

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer discusses his forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, global security threats, and how parenthood has changed his perspective of international security.

Superman, Iron Man, Captain Kirk and the Predator Drone Dilemma

Superman, Iron Man, Captain Kirk and the Predator Drone Dilemma

The way certain summer blockbusters deal with the topic of drones demonstrates that superhero stories continue to make themselves relevant by commenting upon real-world issues.

Drone Warfare: Defending the Indefensible

Drone Warfare: Defending the Indefensible

The Obama administration’s increased reliance on armed drones combines short-term political expediency and long-term technological optimism. Unfortunately this blunts the capacity for wise leadership.

Just War Theory and the Ethics of Drone Warfare

Just War Theory and the Ethics of Drone Warfare

Ethics and the Just War tradition can be used to illuminate important questions in a way that clearly shows what is missing in the Obama administration’s approach to the use of drones.

The Limits of Drones, the Law, and Obama

The Limits of Drones, the Law, and Obama

There are costs to drones, huge costs that make anything other than their extremely rare use short-sighted. We can only hope that Obama has not learned this lesson too late.

Interview – Nick Pratt

Interview – Nick Pratt

Colonel Nick Pratt discuses successful counter-insurgency practices, the Obama administration’s drone program, women terrorists, and future international security threats.

Drones are Justifiable Tools of Warfare

Drones are Justifiable Tools of Warfare

People’s unease with high tech change needs to give way to a more moderate (and finely grained) analysis aided not only by the facts but by the abiding values of just war theory.

Obama, Just War, and Drones

Obama, Just War, and Drones

Drones bring a new meaning to the notion of pilot and blur the distinctions between traditional military personnel and other fighters. Thus, considerable ethical and legal reflection is needed.

“Killer Robots”: Double Standards? Blind Faith?

“Killer Robots”: Double Standards? Blind Faith?

It is strange that we vest in a piece of machinery the moral blame that belongs to humans, and alarming that faith in technology and the power of numbers is leading us down a dangerous path.

Much Ado About Killer Robots

Much Ado About Killer Robots

The spectre of Killer Robots is haunting the world. However, it is by no means clear what they are. Humans have not needed much persuasion to kill. Are robots really any worse?

Jury Still Out on Killer Robots

Jury Still Out on Killer Robots

Killer robots have long been a staple of science fiction. Yet, the prospect of so-called ‘lethal autonomous robots’ is now far more real. As a result pressure is growing to outlaw them before they become an established part of warfare.

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

The launch of missiles and public provocation against Israel give Hizbollah, Iran and Syria much prestige without risking any significant retaliation due to the current election season.

Targeted Killing: The Limits of Power

Targeted Killing: The Limits of Power

Targeted killing is a legal, legitimate and effective form of active self-defense provided it is conducted in accordance with international law, morality and a narrow definition of legitimate target.

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