On Tuesday the 19th of March, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster ruled in favour of 3 Yemeni claimants on many key points, as they argued that the US' use of Ramstein air base for drone strikes violated German and international law. The case was brought by three members of the bin Ali Jaber family, who lost two relatives in a US...

A new report by EFAD member Amnesty International details how US airstrikes, carried out with both drones and manned aircraft, have killed more civilians than the Pentagon admits. Under Trump, Somalia was declared an active area of hostilities in 2017. Since then, the frequency of airstrikes has increased rapidly. The US military has maintained the position that there were zero...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In February 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news included stories the ambitions of Russia, the United Kingdom, the US, Belgium and the Netherlands....

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...

Early February, the Munich Security Report titled “The Great Puzzle: Who will Pick Up the Pieces” was published, which provides an overview of current geopolitical issues related to security and defence by the Munich Security Conference Foundation. This annual report, which , discusses various relevant developments that will be discussed at the Munich Security Conference, focused on the ‘global challenge...

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In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In December 2018 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news included many stories on the incident involving commercial drones at Gatwick airport, as well as Polish and Czech drone developments....