Post Tagged with: "drones"

Drone Opposition in Pakistan and the Issues of Post-colonial Identity

Drone Opposition in Pakistan and the Issues of Post-colonial Identity

The assessments of, and attitudes towards, the efficacy of the drone campaign are shaped by Pakistan’s postcolonial identity.

Drones and Video Games

Drones and Video Games

The idea that piloting drones is as mindless as video games is popular. But it misses its target by misunderstanding video games and what enables killing from a distance.

Robocop and Iran

Robocop and Iran

The 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’ presents lots of interesting talking points for those in the IR community such as the debate over a US war with Iran & the use of killer robots.

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.

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