Killer optics: Exports of WESCAM sensors to Turkey
BY Kelsey Gallagher Since 2017, Turkey has been a major customer for WESCAM products, second only to the United States. During this time, the Turkish military has not only been active in trying to put down an insurgency in southeast Turkey, but has become increasingly involved in... [Read More]
A milestone for military AI?
BY Branka Marijan On August 19, a human F-16 fighter pilot engaged with an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm in a virtual simulation of a dogfight. The human pilot lost all five rounds. So was this a historical moment for military use of AI? AI wins again For some observers,... [Read More]
Beirut blast: Insights into using open-source data for humanitarian purposes
BY Branka Marijan Images and videos of the explosion that rocked the port and destroyed much of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4 spread quickly on social media. In real time, viewers could see the extent of the devastation and witness the many lives ruined or tragically altered. Following... [Read More]
New export regime needed for drones
BY Branka Marijan The United States has relaxed its drone export policy, bringing into question the relevance of the existing arrangement guiding exports of drones, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Countries that were not allowed to purchase some U.S. drones under the previous understanding of MTCR... [Read More]
Did Russia test a weapon in space?
BY Jessica West On July 23, 2020, the United States Space Command Public Affairs Office released information  claiming that on July 15, Russia “injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543” and “released this object in proximity to another Russian satellite.” [Read More]
Report: From safety to security - extending outer space norms
BY Jessica West As part of a wider research project that is mapping the normative landscape in outer space with the aim of informing the further development of norms related to space-based military capabilities and activities, we invited global space experts to participate in a survey that... [Read More]
We Remember: 75 Years Since the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
BY Ploughshares Please join us for a virtual event on this solemn anniversary as we honour the victims and consider new ways to help rid the world of nuclear weapons. [Read More]

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