Are Thermobaric Weapons Lawful?

Are Thermobaric Weapons Lawful?

Are Thermobaric Weapons Lawful? The Russian Federation has deployed and likely used thermobaric weapons during its invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States alleged that Russia “used the vacuum bomb today, which is actually prohibited by the...
Are Molotov Cocktails Lawful Weapons?

Are Molotov Cocktails Lawful Weapons?

Are Molotov Cocktails Lawful Weapons? A frequent feature of violent riots and revolts, the Molotov cocktail has reappeared in reports of Ukraine’s preparations to resist the ongoing Russian invasion. Although undoubtedly symbolic of resolve to resist using all means...
Reentering the Loop

Reentering the Loop

Reentering the Loop The warfighting advantages of using lethal autonomous systems, and the potential costs of not using them, seem to guarantee their role in future armed conflict. This post argues that optimizing their effectiveness involves not only improving their...