Erik Lin-Greenberg

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Erik Lin-Greenberg is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University where he studies international relations. His research focuses on the relationship between military innovation and conflict escalation. Prior to attending graduate school, Erik served as an officer in the United States Air Force. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the United States Government.

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Foreign Policy Essay

New Declaration on UAV Exports Unlikely to Reduce Drone Proliferation

Editor's Note: The use of drones is at the center of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policy – and, perhaps more importantly, at the center of many Lawfare discussions. One frequent concern is that armed drone use will become near-universal, with other countries using them in dangerous ways. Erik Lin-Greenberg of Columbia University looks at the recent move to control drone exports, arguing that the move is well-intentioned but is likely to fail or even backfire.