Contemporary military technologies raise political, ethical and legal questions that stretch beyond the operational dynamics of the battlefield. For this reason, their regulation is a matter of international diplomacy to which armed forces, governments, international institutions, and civil society should contribute. In this context, Norway is faced with multiple challenges and opportunities. Whereas the lack of efficient regulation poses operational challenges and increases security risks, it also creates an opportunity for the country to step-up its arms control diplomacy. But how should this happen? What are the key issues at stake? This policy brief by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) summarizes the discussions held at a webinar jointly organized in June 2021 by PRIO and the European Forum on Armed Drones.
Authors: Nora Kristine Stai & Bruno Oliveira Martins
Date: November 2021