What’s new in the world of autonomous weapons?

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured

The call by some states and civil society for the regulation of autonomous weapons continues. But concern is also being expressed that investment and research in autonomous weapons systems are …

The case for the Petrov rule

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old lieutenant-colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, made a critical decision (Chan 2017). Petrov was on duty at Serpukhov-15, a control centre …