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...

The resolution currently on the table, proposing amendments to the way in which drones are covered by the European Defence Fund, is part of the ordinary legislative procedure, meaning the European Council has to come to an agreement with the European Parliament before moving forward. This means that, following several resolutions expressing views and calls, members of the European Parliament...

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A short overview of news and updates from our network. If you have events, publications, or updates to share, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

During the first week of October the European Parliament discussed the situation in Yemen, where the ongoing conflict continues to spread death and destruction. The country is torn by years of internal conflict and international interventions. Since 2003, the United States' clandestine targeted-killing program has been using armed drones to target suspected Al-Qaeda militants. Hundreds of strikes took place and...

As EU member states rush to weaponize unmanned planes, those who monitor ‘collateral damage’ to civilian populations and abuses of international law brought about by extensive use of armed drones ask EU countries, as MEPs recently did, to set up a legal framework and to uphold human rights....

Last week, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution on the state of the US-EU relations in which it expressed a clear concern over the US drone killings program. In that same week, the New York Times revealed that the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) opened a new secret drone base in the north of Niger, where armed drones will...

A short overview of the news this week, including updates from us, the APPG on Drones, the Stimson Centre and Drone Wars UK....