EFAD member CIVIC together with the French Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire are organizing a conference on the protection of civilians (POC) next week, on the 17th of December in Paris. On the program are topics such as the role of IHL in military operations, military efficiency, and partnering with local forces to counter terrorist groups, with a...

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The use of armed drones never takes place in a vacuum. Drones are used in concert with special forces, private military corporations, local armed groups, the transfer of arms, the sharing of intelligence, and other forms of security assistance. Much like the use of armed drones, these activities are ways for states to get involved in conflicts without putting many...

Drones continue to proliferate across the globe, and the African continent is no exception. The advantages drones offer for agricultural, medical, or humanitarian purposes have been well discussed. However, the military use of drones is promising to take off as an increasing number of states and actors in Africa acquire (armed) UAVs. This is particularly exemplified by the undergoing construction...

This week news from the Stimson Center, CIVIC, Belarus, Turkey, and a new country profile of Norway. ...