Whilst the Dutch government engages in the global transition from using manned aircrafts to unmanned aircrafts in war[fare], its discourse changes. This research is aimed at tracking and analysing the rhetoric and narrative of the Dutch government surrounding the acquisition and use of armed drones. Culminating in a comprehensive overview of the changing discourse in Dutch politics, this project pushes for clarification from the government surrounding the use of armed drones within, but also outside of armed conflict.
How Remote is Remote Warfare?
What does it mean for warfare to be ‘remote’? How can the turn to remote warfare among Western countries be explained? And what effect does this distance have on transparency and accountability? On the 1st of December, The Intimacies of Remote Warfare project leader Prof. Dr. Jolle Demmers will be tackling the big questions surrounding
Remote Warfare: Remote Justice?
An assemblage approach is taken to understand how and why the members of European Forum on Drones act in dynamic alliances of states, institutions, organisations, groups, expert individuals, discourses, treaties, laws and regulations to govern the use of armed drones