Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?
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Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?

By: Archie Jobson Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in solving … Continue reading

Is remote control effective in solving security problems?
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Is remote control effective in solving security problems?

By: Chad Daniel Tumelty Editors note: Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in … Continue reading

Wahaishi is gone, but AQAP will thrive in absence of political solution
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Wahaishi is gone, but AQAP will thrive in absence of political solution

By Joana Cook: News broke this morning of the death of Nassir al-Wahaishi, the second in command of al-Qaeda, and the leader of its strongest affiliate group, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP). Wahaishi was reportedly killed in a drone strike, said to have taken place in the port city of Mukallah, Yemen. While this strike … Continue reading

Review: ‘Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars’ by Chris Woods
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Review: ‘Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars’ by Chris Woods

By Harris Kuemmerle: Chris Woods, Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars. London, UK: Hurst Publishers., 2015. Pages: 400. £20.00 (hardback). ISBN: 9781849044028.  The recent growth over the past decade in the scope and complexity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in warfare is remarkable not only for the immense pace by which the technology and procedural practices have matured, … Continue reading

Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare
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Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare

By Daniel Møller Ølgaard: The current debate on armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, focuses mostly on legal implications and moral implications of their use. Issues such as civilian deaths, as well as the strategic implications and tactical advantages of drones are reigning supreme in the academic and public discussions. Yet these … Continue reading