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Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Peace researchers recommend: Ban combat drones, limit arms exports

In the “Peace Report 2013”, which was presented on 4 June in Berlin, the four major German peace and conflict research institutes warn against the use of combat drones and critically assess German arms exports policy. According to the peace researchers, there is no panacea to the conflict in Syria. All options for action have their inherent dangers and uncertainties.

Photo: FGA 2013

The Peace Report, supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF), is published on behalf of four German peace research institutes by Marc von Boemcken, Ines-Jacqueline Werkner, Margret Johannsen and Bruno Schoch.

Press release „Friedensforscher empfehlen: Kampfdrohnen ächten, Rüstungsexporte einschränken“ (in German, pdf)

More information (in German and English) at www.friedensgutachten.de