Politics

The Policy and Law of Remote Warfare
Countering threats from a distance and over long periods of time has radically altered our ideas of warfare. Without clearly-demarcated battlefields, explicit declarations of war, or boots on the ground, the rules and expectations surrounding when and how war is fought has become increasingly complex. How, then, is remote warfare politically and legally enabled, legitimised, accounted for and contested, both domestically and internationally?

Here you will find our own research output and a variety of other thematically relevant publications, blogs, events and podcasts we have been inspired by in our investigations into the Intimacies of Remote Warfare.


Symposium: Realities of Algorithmic Defence

On 8 June 2022, IRW’s Prototype Warfare project will host a symposium in collaboration with the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) to discuss the current state of the development, deployment, and regulation of autonomy in defence systems with military commanders, academics, journalists, students, and representatives of start-ups and NGOs.

December 12 2020

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