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Arthur Holland Michel

Associate Researcher, UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme

Arthur Holland Michel is an Associate Researcher with the Security and Technology Programme at UNIDIR. He is a founder of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, where he was co-director from 2012-20, and currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Libya’s UAV Strike Should Galvanize Efforts to Do Something About Autonomous Weapons

Thorny definitional questions aren’t going to get easier, but the time to settle them has come.

Science & Tech

Military-Style Surveillance Technology Is Being Tested in American Cities

In the eyes of the law, there’s no difference between a smartphone photo taken through an airplane window and one taken by an ultra-powerful camera in a helicopter hovering over your backyard.


Some Cautionary Notes on the New ‘Knife Missile’

Will the blade-wielding Hellfire variant actually reduce civilian casualties? Maybe.