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“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.

Hitting the Target?

Hitting the Target?

The only thing that is precise about drone strikes is the machine that delivers them. We should be realistic about how much we can programme imprecision out of our lives – and more modest about the true nature of precision strikes.

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Turkey is actively seeking to procure armed unmanned drone aircraft to combat its Kurdish insurgency. This strategy carries profound risks.

Morality and Pragmatism in the Obama Doctrine

Morality and Pragmatism in the Obama Doctrine

Speculation remains as to what sort of foreign policy captain President Obama is and whether the president has articulated foreign policy doctrine specific to his administration.

Drones: The Future of Warfare?

Drones: The Future of Warfare?

Drones will be part of the future of warfare as their advantages can be exploited by political leaders. Yet, drones are only part of a wide array of surveillance and military options.

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