This five part podcast series reflects on The Netherlands’ use of remote warfare. It questions the social and political consequences of this way of war and whether this strategy will make Western states more or less war-prone in the future. It features interviews with the Intimacies of Remote Warfare project leader Lauren Gould and affiliate researcher Marrit Woudwijk.
‘Prototype warfare’: Innovation, optimisation, and the experimental way of warfare
In her latest article ‘”Prototype warfare”: Innovation, optimisation, and the experimental way of warfare” that appeared in the European Journal of International Security earlier this month, dr. Marijn Hoijtink sets out to map the contours of a new regime of warfare.
Armed drones are not some kind of superweapon
While the war in Ukraine rages on, the Dutch state seems to be laying the political foundations for the armament of its military drones. In an op-ed in Het Parool, IRW’s Lauren Gould and Jip van Dort reflect on the shortcomings of this political process.
The Kill Cloud: Networked War, Drones, and AI
On March 25 to 27, the Disruption Network Lab organizes its 26th conference: The Kill Cloud. Through various panels and workshops with veterans, whistleblowers, and professionals, attendees will dive deeper into the real-world implications of networked warfare, drones, and artificial intelligence. The conference takes place in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, and will be streamed live for
Autonomy in the kill-chain – more than semantics?
This article examines a 2020 incident in Libya, of which the UN reported the use of a lethal autonomous weapon. It provides insight into what is meant by autonomy in weapon systems and its ramifications for war and its victims, both current and future.
Book Launch: Remote Warfare Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Contemporary warfare is becoming increasingly defined by distance. Instead of deploying large numbers of boots on the ground, many Western and non-Western states rely on support and training for local actors, employment of private military contractors and remote weaponry for airstrikes and surveillance This is remote warfare, the dominant method of military engagement employed by
Crowded Skies: Drones in Nagorno-Karabakh
Whilst a deluge of video clips showing drone-captured footage of air and missile strikes on seemingly defenceless ground vehicles led some to proclaim the ‘death of the tank’, this may have been an overestimation of the real impact drones had in the 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