In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In June 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the shooting down of a US Global Hawk by Iran, and the further proliferation of armed drones.  ...

The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU (COMECE) has published a new reflection paper calling  upon states to take action on armed drones. The publication, titled "Technology at the Service of Peace", examines the development, use, and export of armed drones as well as the development of fully autonomous weapons, also known as  killerrobots. EFAD members were also...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In May 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on their use in the conflicts in Yemen and Libya. ...

How have armed drones changed warfare? What are the legal, ethical, and strategic implications of armed drones usage? These questions will be discussed during a conference 'Armed drones and the new form of warfare', held tomorrow June 13th from 14:30-18:30 in Hotel Nazionale, Rome. The conference is organized by the Italian Network for Disarmament (Rete Disarmo), Amnesty International, and the International...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In April 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on drones and AI, their use for targeted killings, and accountability and transparency.  You can find the publication here....

The shape of the EU's foreign, security and defence policies are changing. European defence investments are increasing against the backdrop of instability at Europe's borders and a previously reliable ally that is turning inwards. These broad developments are at the centre of a conference PAX and Chatham House are organizing entitled: ‘European Perspectives on Remote Warfare’ in Brussels, on 15th...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In March 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on transparency, war crimes, and further proflieration. ...

Only weeks after EFAD member Amnesty International published a report titled 'The Hidden US War in Somalia; Civilian Casualties from Air Strikes in Lower Shabelle', the US has admitted that its operations in Somalia have led to civilian casualties. An internal review of US Africom, responsible for the air strikes, found that a "breakdown in reporting" had lead to wrong...