Multimedia Portals

The Portals are multimedia collections covering a variety of issues on drones. We have assembled libraries of audio and video recordings of academic lectures, debates, roundtables, and policy speeches that will introduce our readers to a range of topics, from the history of aviation to counterterrorism strategy. We hope that each portal provides a greater contextualized understanding of the drone, resources for research, and alternative mediums for engaging with these subjects.

All the resources in our Portals are available online for free; in many cases, you can download the audio files from the host website to listen to on the go. We’ve also included accompanying blog posts, quick reads, research papers, and books so that our readers may follow up on these recordings.

You will find that not all of the materials in our portals are strictly on the subject of drones. For example, in our Strategy Portal, we include a podcast on the life and work of military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and a lecture on British strategy in the 1839-42 Anglo-Afghan War. In the interest of making these Portals as comprehensive as possible, we have selected multimedia recordings that we feel both cover elements of theory and history, as well as contain insights into the present and future applications of drones.

The Portals are works in progress. We invite you to suggest sources and perspectives that you’d like to see included, as well as ideas for new Portals.


Strategy and Security Studies

Laws of WarLaws of War

Terrorism and Targeted Killing

katsu drone art

Understanding the Drone Through Art

Drones and Intelligence


Technology and War

Portals Coming Soon:

Domestic Drones

The History of Aviation

Content Hosts:

Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College




WNYC – Radiolab


sUAS News

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Cambridge University

Harvard University

Yale University

Oxford University

London School of Economics

University of North Dakota

Royal United Services Institute

Royal Aeronautical Society

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

U.S. Army War College – Strategic Studies Institute

U.S. Naval War College

Naval Postgraduate School

International Spy Museum

Midrats Podcast

Lawfare Podcast

Robots Podcast

The Loopcast

War on the Rocks/Broken Mirrors Podcast

Center for National Security – Fordham Law

New York University School of Law

Council on Foreign Relations

Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College

Wilson Center

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Center for a New American Security

Politics and Prose

Apex Art

National Gallery of Art

Lighthouse Arts

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

Aperture Magazine

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