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The US and its allies imposed new rounds of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine following a series of meetings on Thursday between NATO allies and the G7. The US announced additional sanctions on Russia defense-industrial bases, the Russian Duma and its members, as well as the chief executive of Russia’s largest bank [...]

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US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Sunday warned China against helping Russia evade sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine. In conversation with journalist Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sullivan said that there would “absolutely be consequences” if Beijing attempts to give Russia a workaround to US sanctions. According to reports, Russia [...]

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On the second anniversary of the drone-strike death of General Qassem Soleimani on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for former US President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to face justice, warning that if those responsible for the attack go unpunished, “revenge will come.” “ deeply believed that the United States cannot [...]

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UN Secretary General António Guterres Monday encouraged members to devise “an ambitious plan for the future to establish restrictions on the use of certain types of autonomous weapons” ahead of the Sixth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). He has called on the CCW to “swiftly advance its work on autonomous [...]

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Picture a swarm of drones entering a village programmed to fly without a human operator with instructions to shoot or immobilize anyone it deems to be holding a weapon. While this might sound like a scene from Lana Wachowski’s latest Matrix film, the technology to build these killer robots is already here. Unless states act [...]

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