I’m excited to announce the recent publication of a new book on one of the most talked about tools of modern warfare: drones. Drone Wars – Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy by Cambridge University Press provides a comprehensive analysis on the context, use, and repercussions of drones in the 21st century. Consisting of a series of essays (including one by fellow Grrl Rosa Brooks called “Drones and Cognitive Dissonance”), the text offers a much-needed voice of thoughtful discussion in a loudly contentious field.
Much of the content draws from its origins in the New America Foundation’s International Security Program, which houses the groundbreaking datasets on drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan among others. The book’s editors, Peter L. Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg, have done an impressive job at collecting a series of fresh perspectives that would be appreciated by both academics and non-academics alike. This would also serve as an excellent primer for courses on the laws of war in a modern context.
Essays authored by: Peter L. Bergen, Daniel Rothenberg, David Rohde, Jennifer Rowland, Sarah Holewinski, Christopher Swift, Saba Imtiaz, Drone Pilot (unnamed), Charles Blanchard, William C. Banks, Naureen Shah, Tara McKelvey, Michael Waltz, Peter W. Singer, Rosa Brooks, Megan Braun, David True, “Adam Khan”, Werner J. A. Dahm, Konstantin Kakaes, Samuel Issacharoff, Richard Pildes, and Brad Allenby.
Congratulations to the New America Foundation on this fantastic new book!