A couple of months ago, I had the rather nervous task of being interviewed by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) for their weekly radio program “Rear Vision”. The show has just been broadcast and can be found online here.
The two other guests (far more prominent than me!) on the show were:
- John Sifton
- John Sifton is currently the Advocacy Director for Asia at Human Rights Watch. Prior to his current position he was the senior researcher at Human Rights watch on terrorism and counterterrorism.
- Sarah Knuckey
- Director of the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New York University Law School and an adviser to the United Nations on Extrajudicial Executions.
Drone strikes and targeted killings have become the weapons of choice of the Obama administration in their ongoing war against terrorism. But what impact is this technology having — not only on those who are the targets but on the soldiers who control the drones, on the people who make the decisions about who to target, and on the way we are likely to wage war in the future?
Rear Vision traces the development of drone technology and its impact on warfare and international law in the twenty-first century.