For five years, states have highlighted the host of problems with lethal autonomous weapons systems, including legal, moral, accountability, technical, and security concerns. It is time to move on and take action.
The impasse reflects the tensions over advancing technologies for systems capable of autonomously identifying and attacking targets.
How should the United States exercise responsibility in arms deals with Saudi Arabia and other states that fail to adequately guard against civilian casualties in conflict?
Vice President Joe Biden announced on Sept. 26 the appointment of Colin Kahl as his new national security adviser.
The first UN meeting on robotic weapons triggers widespread interest and growing debate about technologies that could kill without human control.
Responding to a request from the Syrian government, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is preparing to conduct an investigation into claims of chemical weapons use in Syria.
Unable to bridge their differences over a cluster munitions protocol, states-parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) did not adopt the controversial provision and ended their Nov. 14-25 review conference badly divided over it.