Remote Warfare Round-up 008
The Remote Warfare roundup is a bi-weekly digest of unfolding news, op-eds and reports relevant to remote warfare.
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.
In their chapter in the new ‘Remote Warfare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ E-IR book, IRW’s Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould explore how the secrecy surrounding remote warfare removes war from public debate and potentially makes states more violent.
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.
Forthcoming chapter from the E-International Relations Book “Remote Warfare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
World Politics Review podcast interviewing journalist Peter Tinti on the evolution of US military engagement in Africa.
Jacobsen and Saugmann examine the operationalisation of international law through Red Card Holders in collaborative military interventions.
Project leaders Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould discuss the temporal and spatial reconfigurations of remote warfare in a talk which is now available as a podcast.
Security Dialogue Author’s blog on AFRICOM and its pop-up militarization.
Antoine Bousquet interviews Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould about the assemblage approach to liquid warfare with reference to the US AFRICA Command and the ‘hunt’ for Joseph Kony.
Demmers and Gould analyse AFRICOM and the ‘hunt’ for Joseph Kony as an example of ‘liquid warfare’.
Knowles and Watson explore the legal grey zones of British military partnering.
International seminar on the changing nature of warfare, held 6-7th December 2017
Watts and Biegon examine practices of Remote Warfare on the ground.
This documentary tells the human stories of the individuals tasked with carrying out remote warfare and the toll it takes.
Krieg on the light footprints and dark shadows of US foreign policy under Obama.
This documentary presents an overview of remote warfare’s inconvenient truths: violations of international law, loss of innocent life, psychological and societal trauma, and potential blowback.
Peter Asaro explores what it means to be a soldier of remote warfare.