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....

European involvement in clandestine United States drone strikes is continued to be questioned at court. This month, two appeals will be made to the Higher Administrative Court in Münster, Germany. On Wednesday the 13th of March, the court will hold a hearing on the case brought forward by a Somali man, whose father was killed in a US drone strike...

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...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In January 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news included stories on Russia's Okhotnik combat drone, rivalry between the US and China, and the use of drones in Yemen. ...

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 Centre for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is a Washington D.C. based NGO that has worked on behalf of civilians in conflict areas sinds 2003. In an interview for EFAD, we asked how they have been involved with the issues of armed drones and what they want to achieve through their work. ...

As the closing paper in a series on unmanned aerial vehicles, the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has published their latest findings on how armed drones affect military practice. Date: February 6, 2019 Author: EFAD...

In response to the rapid proliferation of armed drones during the last few years, Amnesty International has increasingly paid attention to this issue. Youssef Rahman is a Senior Political Affairs Officer at Amnesty International in the Netherlands. In an interview for EFAD, we asked Youssef about Amnesty's work and future prospects on the issue of armed drones....