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.

Authors

  • Kelley Sayler

    Kelley Sayler is a former Associate Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she worked with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and the ...

  • Michael Horowitz

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Michael C. Horowitz is Richard Perry Professor and the Director of Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a...

  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and th...

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