Guest contribution by Nicholas Marsh and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik. On May 13-16 a United Nations (UN) expert meeting will discuss ‘questions relating to emerging technologies’ in lethal autonomous weapon systems.
The need for fresh thinking both from the military and from the wide range of relevant civilian stakeholders is clear to all. And that’s the purpose of the online Security Jam being organised by the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) and its partners from March 19-23.
In an unprecedented move, the U.S. government has indicted five Chinese military officials on charges of cyber-espionage, according to Reuters.
“Sexual violence remains a global crime in more than 20 countries, despite the attempts of many countries to fight rape in war zones”, announced UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura on April 24th.
A group of hackers by the name of ‘Cyber Berkut’, in reference to riot police deployed during the Kiev protests, attacked several NATO websites on Saturday and temporarily rendered them inaccessible, according to Defence Talk.