The latest report of Drone Wars UK, ‘In the Frame: UK Media Coverage of Drone Targeted Killing‘, looks at UK involvement in drone targeted killing and in particular at media coverage of British citizens killed in such strikes. It argues that the government’s refusal to discuss key details or policy issues around these operations has helped to curtail coverage, creating...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In December 2019 the most frequent topics discussed included the use of drones by Turkey in Cyprus and Libya, the first French drone strike taking place in Mali, and the US' continued use of drone strikes.  You can find the publication...

n the first half of the Trump administration, the United States demonstrated its continued reliance on lethal drones to respond to perceived terrorist threats, yet with no overarching strategy to guide such use. The Trump administration has placed a primacy on immediate military action, resulting in a U.S. drone policy that appears less restrained, less transparent, and less accountable. As the...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In November 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news concerned their use by several parties in the conflict in Libya, and their ongoing development and acquisition in Europe. The further development of autonomy in the use of armed...

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Though it is far from establishing a European Army, the EU is being increasingly adapted for military purposes. New instruments related to the integration, financing, and coordination of military research, development, and operations have been created in quick succession. Military unmanned systems, or drones, have taken a central stage within these developments. Their development is considered to be essential for...

On 15 May 2019, PAX hosted a conference, in collaboration with Chatham House, which explored European perspectives on remote warfare. The event brought together experts on European and international security, emerging technologies, and the ethics and conduct of war, to discuss key issues related to remote warfare. Participants included those working in academia, think-tanks, NGOs and the media. The conference included...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In October 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the French and Czech plans for their use of armed drones, the use of drones in Libya and Lebanon, ongoing drone rivalry between the US and China, and...