Helene Dieck (Sciences Po): American Public Opinion and Military Interventions: The President's Room for Maneuver after the Cold War. David A. Wallace and Shane R. Reeves (USMA): Non-State Armed Groups and Technology: The Humanitarian Tragedy at Our Doorstep? Shane R. Reeves (USMA) and Jeffrey S. Thurnher (NWC): Are We Reaching a Tipping Point? How Contemporary Challenges are Affecting the Military Necessity-Humanity Balance. Nobuo Hayashi (ILPI): Contextualizing Military Necessity. Frederic Megret (McGill): Should Rebels Be Amnestied? From n+1, Marco Roth on Peter Veld, the drone philosopher. Aerial torpedoes, buzz bombs, and predators: Kenneth Hough on the long cultural history of drones. The latest research suggests humans are not warriors in their genes, after all. Richard Ned Lebow on how most wars are not fought for reasons of security or material interests, but instead reflect a nation’s “spirit”. From TLS, a review essay on warfare by Victor Davis Hanson. Preparing the human machine for war: With a highly popular and inexpensive book on human psychology, E.G. Boring brought "sound psychological principles into the American culture". Dennis Phillips on drone technology and the future of “modern” warfare. From The Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten on rationality and the Iraq war; and James Fearon on militaries, an industry in decline. Benjamin Ginsberg on why violence works: Discomfiting as the reality may be, violence remains the driving force of political change.