Category Archives: Drones

Theory of the drone 3: Killing grounds

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
This is the third in a series of posts on Grégoire Chamayou‘s Théorie du drone, in which I provide a detailed summary of his argument, links to some of his key sources, and reflections drawn from my soon-to-be-completed The everywhere…

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Theory of the drone 1: Genealogies

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
This is the first of a series of posts as I work my way through Grégoire Chamayou‘s Théorie du drone (2013), which has finally arrived on my desk.  I’ve loosely summarised the project and its…

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Drones.

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College has just posted video of a performance work “Drones.” developed by undergraduates at the College in March this year.  The Center was established in…

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Obama speaks about drone wars

Originally posted on Drone Wars UK:
On Thursday (23 Oct) President Obama gave a much-trailed speech on counterterrorism, large parts of which focused on the US use of drones.  At the same time a ‘fact sheet’ on US policy on…

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Spaces of constructed (in)visibility

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
Further to my previous posts on air strikes in Pakistan here and here, the International Crisis Group today published a new report, Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan. From ICG’s media release: ‘The report’s major findings…

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Where drones matter: Notes on Israeli sikul memukad

Originally posted on War Law Space:
On the heels of my last post, I now turn to a second geography of drones: how much do drones matter in Israel? Last Tuesday  (April 30) the Israeli Defense Force targeted and killed Hitham Masshal, a twenty-four…

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Homing in

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I’m finally home from Europe – a strange sentence, I think, since I always feel so much at home when I return to Europe.  I spent the last week in the Czech Republic, where I…

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