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August 14, 2018

United States
The Drone Revolution Shakes Up Tort Law 

The advent of drones has led to calls for new law to regulate the skies. One such proposal from the Uniform Law Commission is causing a stir in the United States. 

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September 11, 2018

Niger
The Presence of Lethal U.S. Drones in Niger is Expanding

The CIA is expanding its presence at a recently established drone base at Dirkou, Niger, an oasis town in the Sahara that has a small airport.

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September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, Drones

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 …

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 (Christopher Griffin/Courtesy Reuters).

February 15, 2019

Syrian Civil War
Global Conflict This Week: U.S.-Backed Forces Target Eastern Syria

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Syrian Democratic Forces stand together near Baghouz, Syria

December 5, 2012

United States
U.S. Drone Policy

Council on Foreign Relations 12/5/12 Academic Conference Call on U.S. Drone Policy with Micah Zenko

January 20, 2017

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s Final Drone Strike Data

As Donald Trump assumes office today, he inherits a targeted killing program that has been the cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy over the past eight years. On January 23, 2009, just three…

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June 20, 2014

Defense Technology
Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Overview The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These a…

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December 1, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Drone Memos: A Conversation With Jameel Jaffer

This week, I spoke with Jameel Jaffer, inaugural director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. We discussed his new book, The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and th…

drone-memos

December 5, 2012

United States
U.S. Drone Policy

Micah Zenko, CFR's Douglas Dillon fellow in the Center for Preventive Action, discusses U.S. drone strikes and their global implications, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series. Learn more…

December 5, 2012

United States
A Primer on Drones

Whenever I speak about the emergence of drone warfare and how it has been used for U.S. targeted killings, people react with a mix of unease, fascination, and curiosity. They also often ask for sugge…

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