Throwing stones at drones: The international system and terrrorism




We stand on a hill with a pocket full of stones. We watch the drone flying in from a distance crossing the borders of adjoining states. We watch as it drops a bomb which changes our lives and our humanity, irreparably. Our first response is to consider the drone ‘ours’ and the stone thrower, the terrorist. This assumption may be flawed. Let’s consider the possibility that the terrorist is the drone, and the man on the hill, a state in the International system, rooted to the sp...
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