In our monthly press review, curated by Internazionale, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In September 2020 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were drones leading the air war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the European drone race, German debates on armed drones, drones flying over the English Channel, American drones...

Armed drones continue to proliferate, and States remain largely silent on their legal justifications guiding targeted drone strikes. Without bold leadership and multilateral collaboration, the global community remains at risk of unchecked proliferation and irresponsible use and export of drones. In this webinar, on October 22, experts will discuss current trends, initiatives, and opportunities that could be undertaken in a multilateral...

In a statement delivered at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, 14 civil society organizations from across the world have urged States to actively engage towards establishing clear norms and standards on the development, production, export and use of armed drones. The escalating drone war in Libya, the targeted killing of Iranian General Soleimani by a US drone, and...

21 September is the International Day of Peace, established since 1981 by the General Assembly of the United Nations with an invitation to all member states, regional and nongovernmental organizations and individuals to commemorate the day appropriately through education and public awareness. Global peace needs nonviolence and a ceasefire for all belligerents in the world called to lay down their...

This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

Priyanka Motaparthy has written a critical article for Responsible Statecraft on why the expansion of the U.S. program of lethal drone strikes to Kenya is problematic: "The U.S. military is seeking new authorities to expand its program of lethal drone strikes into Kenya, in order to target al-Shabab fighters in the region, the New York Times reported last week. The request reportedly...

The Remote Warfare Programme (initially the Remote Control Project) was set up in 2013 to examine a global trend towards “remote warfare.” That is, the trend where states like the UK engaged abroad by supporting local and regional forces to do the bulk of frontline fighting against perceived threats instead of deploying large numbers of their own forces. Seven years later,...

In our monthly press review, curated by Internazionale, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In August 2020 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were drone developments in the U.S., Russian drones, anti-drone systems, Germany's involvement in the Turkish drone program and drone warfare in the Middle East. You can find the...