April 07, 2015
Autonomous Weapons at the UN: A Primer for Delegates
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.
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