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US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao
August 08, 2017

US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao

By Ankit Panda
U.S. drone strikes against the Islamic State in the Philippines may not be decisive in terminating the conflict.

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
March 01, 2017

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service is slated to switch to an all MQ-9 Reaper force by the end of this year.
Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?
October 06, 2016

Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
Think About It: Chinese drones filling Africa’s skies, watching over Beijing’s interests.

US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
August 18, 2016

US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new unmanned aerial vehicles will join the U.S. Air Force by the middle of 2019.

Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?
August 13, 2016

Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?

By Ankit Panda
Afghanistan's envoy to Pakistan says that Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed in late July. Is that likely?

Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?
August 12, 2016

Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
China -- unlike the U.S. -- has so far refused to use UAVs to conduct targeted killings.

The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation
July 09, 2016

The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation

By Alyssa Sims
Who has drones and how are they getting them?
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
May 25, 2016

Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour

By Ankit Panda
The strike against Mansour was the result of carefully cultivated human and signals intelligence in Balochistan.

Pentagon to Increase Drone Flights Over South China Sea
August 18, 2015

Pentagon to Increase Drone Flights Over South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Over the next four years, the number of daily U.S. drone flights is planned to increase by 50 percent.

US Will Continue Deadly Drone Strikes in Pakistan
April 29, 2015

US Will Continue Deadly Drone Strikes in Pakistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
American lawmakers are still in favor of killing militants with UAVs in Pakistan despite civilian casualties.

The Drone Strike Narrative in Pakistan
June 10, 2014

The Drone Strike Narrative in Pakistan

By Farooq Yousaf
The discourse surrounding drone strikes in the FATA region has always been complex.
What We Don’t Know About Drones
October 29, 2013

What We Don’t Know About Drones

The Diplomat blogger Kiran Nazish reminds an audience that the drone debate needs to consider the human cost.

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