How are Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States engaging with the "Responsibility to Protect" people from mass atrocity crimes, and with the issues of sovereignty and responsibility, universalism and exceptionalism, hypocrisy and selectivity? Our special issue of Conflict, Security & Development is now available for free download.
After reports of foreign government surveillance in 2013, officials and public figures in Europe have floated proposals to achieve “technological sovereignty” through measures like new undersea cables, localized routing and domestic industry support. But most proposals will not effectively protect against surveillance. Some would even hinder the free and open internet.
Drones are here to stay. It is time to get past our moral hang-ups over drone technology and start debating the lack of international regulations governing their use. Europe cannot afford to stand on the sidelines while other actors forge ahead, argues Conrad Hässler, a fellow of GPPi’s Global Governance Futures program.
by Andrea Binder, Philipp Rotmann
Study commissioned by the Policy Planning Unit of the German Federal Foreign Office
by Katrin Kinzelbach