A short primer on arguments over the law and ethics of autonomous weapon systems, appearing in The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation, and Technology, just out from Oxford University Press (July 2017).
Kenneth Anderson is a professor at Washington College of Law, American University; a visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution; and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. He writes on international law, the laws of war, weapons and technology, and national security; his most recent book, with Benjamin Wittes, is "Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law."
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Using location coordinates and other intelligence supplied by French special forces to hunt down high-value French targets, Iraqi artillery and ground troops have killed French nationals fighting for ISIS during the battle to drive the extremist group from Mosul, Iraq.
A Brief Review of Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts (Oxford UP, forthcoming September 2017)
Wherein Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, sends a formal letter of summons to the English upon the siege of Orleans.
This special Readings post on the conflict in Syria comes from The Onion.
Bloomberg economics commentator Justin Fox explains in a recent column why comparing the odds of getting killed in a terrorist attack and slipping and fatally falling in the bathtub is a fundamental misuse of statistics.
The 19th Annual Grotius Lecture at the ASIL Annual Meeting: Civil War Time from Grotius to the Global War on Terror
The American Society of International Law Annual Meeting's 19th Grotius Lecture will be delivered by Harvard University's David Armitage, author of the acclaimed new book, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas. The Distinguished Discussant will be Emory University's (and Lawfare book review editor) Mary Dudziak. Open to the public, free of charge on Wednesday, April 12, in Washington DC