Black Lives Matter protests have captured the news media’s attention lately. Governments have also been observing these mass movements using sophisticated surveillance technology usually reserved for military applications. Chloé Ketels unpacks some of the ethical implications of governments’ utilization of this technology for domestic security purposes.
Jacqueline Hicks looks at the creation of robotic bee drones to use for pollination and help combat the declining bee population.
Ben Hess explores the dialogue surrounding military drones as Canada considers acquiring UAVs with lethal force while considering their contribution to past military operations.
From a campaign based on a rhetoric of reconciling America’s values and morals with its actions abroad comes the stark reality of an administration that, for the most part, greatly expanded the use of drones outside of war zones. Natalia Valencia highlights some of the issues surrounding President Obama’s rhetoric versus his pragmatic approach to counterterrorist policy, particularly its controversial drone program.
Benson Cheung revisits his series on the DIY international relations degree with a list of new courses and new thematic concentrations on climate change and global health.
Claudia Nieroda discuses the debate surrounding the Canadian procurement of unarmed UAVs.
What do Canadians need to know about procurement? Elise Wagner delves into the essential knowledge that everyone should realize about the process that shapes foreign policy.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are an important tool for armed forces. After years of setback, Canada’s Armed Forces have finally purchased drone technology. Elise Wagner discusses how Canada got to this important milestone of modern warfare.
Canada has the longest coastline of any country, which presents Canada with one of its greatest security challenges. Paul Pryce discusses innovative approaches to defending Canada’s crucial but remote waterways in the Arctic.
Usman Javed reviews the effectiveness of the current drone program and issues regarding transparency.