The Drone Journalism Revolution

 By Matthew Schroyer Sometimes, the most powerful ideas sprout from a series of seemingly intractable challenges. In 2011, amid the collapse of print media, widespread political upheaval, and natural and manmade disasters journalism faced a new set of challenges. The…

Weekly Roundup 9/2

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A drone strike is reported to have killed five people in Yemen, including al-Qaeda leader Qaeed al-Dhahab, commander of the Radaa district. (Al-Jazeera) Four militants…

Fall Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for these positions. However, many other opportunities to become involved are available. Please email csd@bard.edu for more information!  The Center for the Study of the Drone is offering two paid internships to enrolled Bard…

Weekly Roundup 8/26

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Six financial giants in Britain are reconsidering their investment in British Telecom after the telecommunications company was accused of providing technical support for American drone…

Interview: Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is an American writer and anti-drone activist. In 2002, she co-founded Code Pink, a women-initiated activist organization that has gained national attention for its protests against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, more recently, drones. The group…

Weekly Roundup 8/19

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Speaking at the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that drones should only be used for surveillance…

That Which Obama Is, He Is

By Kurt Schmidlein “Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”      —President Bush, September 20th, 2001…

Weekend Roundup 8/12

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News In light of new reported security threats from al-Queda groups, the U.S. has escalated the frequency of drone strikes in Yemen; in the most recent…

News Analysis: The Fort Hood Shooter

By Dan Gettinger   In the early afternoon of November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, with two pistols and several hundred rounds of ammunition. According to witnesses,…

Weekend Roundup 8/5

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Three suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants were killed in a particularly active week of drone strikes in Yemen. (Reuters) During an official visit…

Weekend Roundup 7/29

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Bureau of Investigative Journalism published a leaked document detailing Pakistan’s own estimates of civilian casualties caused by CIA drone strikes in the…