Individualisation of War

Autonomous Weapons and the Individualisation of War: The CCW Moves Ahead

This past week member states to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) met at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss various disarmament issues and prepare for its Fifth Review Conference in December of 2016.  Additionally, on the agenda was whether or not member states ought to continue debating a preemptive ban on lethal […]

Individualisation and Contemporary War

It is often said that generals and state leaders too often fight the last war. Military strategies designed for one context applied to the next one, without enough reflection on, or adjustment to, new realities. So when George W. Bush declared “mission accomplished” in the spring of 2003, after the U.S.-led coalition quickly overran Iraq’s […]