April 07, 2015

Autonomous Weapons at the UN: A Primer for Delegates

By Kelley Sayler, Michael Horowitz and Paul Scharre

In advance of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, CNAS experts Paul Scharre, Michael Horowitz, and Kelley Sayler provide a primer on autonomous weapons. The authors conclude that States should follow these discussions with a more focused examination of the strategic stability issues surrounding LAWS, perhaps in the form of a working group.

  • Kelley Sayler

  • Michael Horowitz

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Michael C. Horowitz is an associate professor of political science and the associate director of Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct sen...

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in t...

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