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PROXY Capabilities – Proliferation and Patronage: UAV Diffusion as a New Form of Proxy

April 6, 2016

This is the third of a series of articles we will be featuring on Strife in the coming week looking at the role of Proxy Warfare in the 21st century by Series Editor Cheng Lai Ki. Previous articles in the series can be found here. By: Rian Whitton Though having existed for most of the twentieth century, … Continue reading “PROXY Capabilities – Proliferation and Patronage: UAV Diffusion as a New Form of Proxy”


Is remote control effective in solving security problems?

October 20, 2015

By: Chad Daniel Tumelty Editors note: Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in … Continue reading “Is remote control effective in solving security problems?”


Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare

April 22, 2014

By Daniel Møller Ølgaard: The current debate on armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, focuses mostly on legal implications and moral implications of their use. Issues such as civilian deaths, as well as the strategic implications and tactical advantages of drones are reigning supreme in the academic and public discussions. Yet these … Continue reading “Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare”


Drones series, Part III. War, peace and the spaces in between: Drones in international law

April 15, 2014

By Dr. Jack McDonald: The Legal Regulation of UAVs Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)[1] don’t have to be used as weapons, but military UAVs require the same regulation as any other weapon system. Since the American use of UAVs to conduct targeted killings of people it defines as militants and terrorists, activists in a number of … Continue reading “Drones series, Part III. War, peace and the spaces in between: Drones in international law”


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