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 …

More clarity on Canada’s views on military applications of artificial intelligence needed

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

Canada appears to be leading the way in the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) with a number of initiatives and guidelines intended to to ensure that AI applications are …

The future of war: Missiles and space as seen by the United States in 2019

Jessica West Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Ploughshares Monitor, Space Security

Two new policy documents released in the United States cast light on what future war could look like, especially the central and entwined roles of missiles and outer space.

The military, AI, and why it’s time to worry

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

“We are not talking about walking, talking terminator robots that are about to take over the world; what we are worried about is much more looming: conventional weapons systems with autonomy. They are beginning to sneak in.”

Arms sales, murder, and the illusion of firmness

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

While the Jamal Khashoggi murder illustrated the Saudi regime’s contempt for human rights and warranted intense media attention, it was only the latest incident in a consistent pattern of repression and human-rights violations at home and abroad.

Time for answers: Letter to Trudeau on the Saudi arms deal

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured, Research in Action

The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 4 March 2019 Re: Canada’s Export of Light Armoured Vehicles …

Bill C-47: Remarks to the Senate Standing Committee

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Featured, Research in Action

U.S. reporting and licensing exemptions not consistent with ATT obligations Remarks to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development – Delivered November 29, 2018 Published in The …