How Remote is Remote Warfare?

Watch Intimacies of Remote Warfare project founder Prof. Jolle Demmers tackling the big questions surrounding remote warfare and call for more transparency in her recent talk for Stadium Generale.

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?

Western countries, including the Netherlands, increasingly choose for remote warfare. Characterised not by boots on the ground, but by precision bombings and drone attacks, these long-distance wars largely render the violence invisible.

This speech is the latest in a collaborative series of events themed “Invisible Violence” from Studium Generale and the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges. It is available at the link below:  

See here for Studium Generale’s fantastic write-up on the event.