Tag Archives: drones

Killer robots: A study in hype

Drones, or ‘remotely piloted air systems’ in RAF speak, are now familiar. However in 2013 a public debate started over what many consider the next phase in drone warfare: lethal autonomous robots.

Posted in Good Society | Also tagged , | 5 Responses

Obama the drone President?

Obama: The drone President?

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , , | 1 Response

US Politics Digest: CIA nominee faces heat over drones; row over spending cuts continues and more

A weekly round up of developments in US politics.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Using drones in Yemen could backfire

Following the terror alert at the weekend, there is widespread speculation President Obama will order more drone strikes on Yemen to tackle the threat posed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Such a strategy, however, may cause more problems and result in an even greater threat.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , | 7 Responses

Humans versus robots: The battle begins

This week, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) is holding a conference in Berlin exploring options for the regulation of “killer” robots.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , | 13 Responses