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Robot Wars: US Empire and Geopolitics in the Robotic Age

My latest open-access paper has just come online over at Security Dialogue. Abstract: How will the robot age transform warfare? What geopolitical futures are being imagined by the US military? This article constructs a robotic futurology to examine these crucial … Continue reading

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The Urbanization of Drone Warfare: Policing Surplus Populations in the Dronepolis

For actual paper follow this link. Abstract. This paper explores the urbanization of drone warfare and the securitization of the “surplus population.” Defined as a bloc of humanity rendered as structurally unnecessary to a capital-intensive economy, the surplus population is … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical Importance of the Ocean to the U.S. Drone Wars

While the U.S.’ program of extrajudicial-killings-by-drone is currently underwritten by a land-based infrastructure of remote outposts called “lily pads” that house a skeletal staff, the ocean will increasingly serve as a platform for launching remotely piloted planes. There are a … Continue reading

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Drone-on-Drone Warfare in the East China Sea?

Disputed islands in the East China Sea are likely to become a major geopolitical flashpoint in the near-future. Tokyo controls the islands and refers to them as Senkaku, while Beijing considers them Chinese territory and calls them Diaoyu. The controversy mirrors … Continue reading

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Video: Predator Empire: The Geopolitics of U.S. Drone Warfare

I was invited to give a talk to a small workshop on ‘The Future of the Middle East’ at the University of Glasgow on Saturday 24th November, 2012. It is around 25 minutes, with questions and comments that follow. The … Continue reading

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