JULY 2017 

 

NATO Review


Autonomous military drones

Autonomous military drones

The technological potential of autonomous drones is already being tested and developed. Whether such military technologies will be deployed will depend on the needs of nations in the future security situation. While it is difficult to predict the future, three Norwegian experts argue that it would be better to develop a legal and ethical framework for autonomous drones before they become a reality. Read more

Autonomous military drones: no longer science fiction

Autonomous military drones: no longer science fiction

The possibility of life-or-death decisions someday being taken by machines not under the direct control of humans needs to be taken seriously. Three Norwegian experts take a look at advances in this technology, and at the legal and ethical issues raised. Read more

 


JULY 2017 

 

NATO Review


Returning foreign fighters

Returning foreign fighters

Reflecting public threat perceptions, ‘hard approaches’ towards foreign fighter returnees, emphasising prosecution and long prison sentences, remain popular. But Alastair Reed and Johanna Pohl of the International Center for Counter Terrorism in The Hague argue that such approaches fail to address the entirety of the problem and need to be augmented by ‘soft’ approaches that focus on prevention and rehabilitation. Read more

Tackling the surge of returning foreign fighters

Tackling the surge of returning foreign fighters

With the defeat in Mosul and the noose tightening around Daesh’s stronghold in Raqqa, the tide has begun to reverse and the steady trickle of returnees is beginning to pick up pace. Two experts at the International Center for Counter Terrorism in The Hague look at ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches to dealing with them. Read more

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