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Recent articles from The Ploughshares Monitor
The Ploughshares Monitor: Summer 2019July 3, 2019
The Ploughshares Monitor: Spring 2019March 26, 2019
The state of the nuclear disarmament/abolition regimeJuly 3, 2019
The last of three meetings in preparation for the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was held April 29-May 10 in New York. The fault lines in the architecture of the whole nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime seem to be growing deeper, more profound.
The “plutonium of AI”: Facial-recognition technologyJuly 3, 2019
San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban law-enforcement and government agencies from using facial-recognition technology, which identifies individuals by facial features. Civil liberties advocates hope other cities and countries will soon produce their own versions of the “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance.
Simulating a crisis in spaceJuly 3, 2019
Militaries use wargames to test concepts, assumptions, and processes; to inform future planning and decision-making. But what does such an exercise look and feel like from a peace perspective?
The protection of civilians: New process offers hopeJuly 3, 2019
Today, armed conflict is more often being waged in urban areas. Urban warfare increases the likelihood of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Authoritative research has verified widespread use—by both state and non-state actors—in some of the most devastating contemporary conflicts.