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The governance of autonomous weapons

This chapter provides an overview of the state of technology and emerging international debate, and concludes with the observation that nations need to ensure the “legal framework also develops adequately in response” including to the calls for a moratorium or ban.

Published in the 2014 Yearbook, this chapter is the first by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on fully autonomous weapons. The publication presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations with state-of-the-art analysis of important aspects of arms control, peace and international security.

The original publication can be found on the SIPRI website here.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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