Remote 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.

Remote Warfare in an Age of Distancing and ‘Great Powers’

Alasdair McKay • Feb 27 2021 • Articles

The use of remote warfare has several significant problems and there can only be progress towards resolving them through discussions between communities.

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.

Remote Warfare in the Sahel and a Role for the European Union

Delina Goxho • Feb 25 2021 • Articles

Remote warfare conducted by Western forces is shifting its focus to the Sahel and as European states try to rely less on the US security apparatus, old legal challenges.

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.

Outsourcing Death, Sacrifice and Remembrance: The Socio-Political Effects of Remote Warfare

Malte Riemann and Norma Rossi • Feb 19 2021 • Articles

Remote warfare removes war from certain privileged spaces and times, even at the price of maintaining a limitless condition of war elsewhere.

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.

Intelligence Sharing in Remote Warfare

Julian Richards • Feb 17 2021 • Articles

The risks are rising as we move through the next major revolution in military affairs, and vigilance against eroding human rights needs to keep pace.

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.

Human Rights and Civilian Harm in Security Cooperation: A Framework of Analysis

Daniel Mahanty • Feb 16 2021 • Articles

Even as the US Government shifts its stated defence priorities toward ‘great power competition’, the era of security partnership, and the emphasis on ‘by, with, and through’ is likely here to stay.

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