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Managing an AI future
James Johnson

operators to better understand the skills needed to execute particular (offensive and defensive) operations and to manage better system vulnerabilities, adversarial exploitation, stress-testing, and social engineering challenges. 57 Examples of cybersecurity-centered measures that might be explored to pre-empt and mitigate some of the risks posed by AI-augmented cyberweapons include the following, albeit non-exhaustive, list. 58 First, coordinating AI-simulated war games, red-teaming creative thinking exercises, and

in Artificial intelligence and the future of warfare
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Nineteenth-century hot air balloons as early drones
Kathrin Maurer

them into a new constellation, in turn allowing creative insights about remote sensing technology. As the preceding sections have shown, one of these insights is that aerial non-human photography does not first emerge with the twentieth century, but that its imaginaries and practices go way back in history. Further, comparing these balloons and drones also suggests a new narrative about aerial vision: the view from the sky has not always been scopic, panoptic, and transparent, but can also be flattened, oblique, and distorted, as shown in Jean Paul’s hyperbolic

in Drone imaginaries
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Jan Mieszkowski

independence from what they represent, meaning that their fidelity to the scenes they document can never be taken for granted. The power of the view from above may be as much a creative as a perspectival one. Six years after Man Ray made ‘Dust Breeding’, Siegfried Kracauer published his well-known essay on the mass ornament, in which he focused on the Tiller Girls, a dance troupe renowned for the perfect synchronisation of its performers as they formed elaborate geometrical patterns with their bodies on stage. Kracauer argued that the mass ornament ‘resembles aerial

in Drone imaginaries
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Repellent Fence and trans-Indigenous time-space at the US–Mexico border
Caren Kaplan

exist heterotemporally in material and creative forms in Postcommodity’s work. While land plays a major role in arguments for Indigenous sovereignty and reparations, Mishuana Goeman reminds us that land should not be reified on settler colonial terms. Rather, Goeman argues, land can best retain its political vitality for Indigenous social movements by ‘(re)opening’ its meaning beyond confined boundaries or property per se to metaphorical or aesthetic practices. 24 Thus, she writes, ‘Indigenous peoples make place by relating both personal and communal experiences and

in Drone imaginaries
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U.S.–India military cooperation in the twenty-first century
Abhijnan Rej

arms imports – whether that is due to the S-400 sales or others – is likely to do grave damage to the defense relationship. While India remains cognizant of the fact that a waiver from the S-400 sanctions is a complex, contentious issue in Washington and involves significant Congressional maneuverings, the U.S. must very carefully calculate the long-term costs of its actions vis-à-vis its benefits. Russian arms imports are a fact of Indian strategic life; the sooner the U.S. finds a creative modus vivendi to deal with

in The future of U.S.–India security cooperation
Cartooning the camp
Alister Wedderburn

impossible if it is understood as a space of unthinkable privation. The Petit Guide ’s ironic sense of humour thus functions ‘as a vital and creative resource for thinking through … “limits”’ ( Brassett, 2009 : 237). Rosenthal’s ironic reimagining of the camp space can be read as an attempt to ‘interrupt … dominant narratives … provoking us to rethink their central assumptions and perhaps, resist them’ ( 2009 : 240). More specifically, by depicting the violent intrusion of the censor’s stamp into the pages of the ‘brochure’, the Petit Guide portrays the camp

in Humour, subjectivity and world politics
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ACT UP and the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Alister Wedderburn

. Rather than accepting their assigned status as passive or silent victims of the disease, ACT UP instead sought to force open cracks in the biopolitical strategies of control through which they and their condition were governed. In the process, they enacted alternative subjective spaces in which people living with HIV/AIDS could ‘operate’ productively and creatively in the political processes surrounding the crisis. In sustaining these parasitic encounters, ACT UP drew on an extremely broad emotional and affective register. For example, the sorrow and grief evident

in Humour, subjectivity and world politics
Lesley Pruitt and Erica Rose Jeffrey

. Likewise, we believe these themes deserve more investigation in the service of peacebuilding, so we aim to begin that journey in this chapter. To date, practitioner self-care is underexplored in Peace and Conflict Studies, even though peacebuilders themselves could benefit immensely from further enquiry in this area, which could in turn strengthen the depth and quality of their work as facilitators for peace. Indeed, the research for this book has suggested that, through dance and creative movement, participants had an opportunity to experience themselves in a way that

in Dancing through the dissonance
Alan P. Dobson

terms of influential liberal ideas there was much more creative energy in Britain. From the last quarter of the eighteenth century until 1860 the roll call of liberal writers and those who influenced them directly is dauntingly impressive: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776); Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principles of Population (1798–1826 in six editions); Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1781) and a plethora of other published works stretching into the 1820s and beyond; David Ricardo, Principles of Political

in Culture matters
James Johnson

, which harnesses US natural advantages to push back against the rise of a multipolar order. These national security policy recommendations, inter alia , include: funding and leading AI simulated war games and red-teaming creative thinking exercises; leveraging its world-class think tank community, academics, AI experts, computer scientists, and strategic thinkers to assess the implications of AI for a range of security scenarios and devising a long-term AI strategic agenda to meet these challenges; prioritising DoD AI-based research and development to leverage its low

in National perspectives on a multipolar order