Drones and how to use them

This is a broad question but in what areas of warfare do you see the biggest effect of using UAVs/drones, perhaps also taking into account that it seems that use of (relatively) cheap unmanned weaponry is spreading beyond nation states? Read few comments.

A maintenance Airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan Sept. 31.(Courtesy photo), https://www.af.mil/

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The PRC at 70: China’s dreams and nightmares

And what’s next. Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Will impeachment affect US presidential election in 2020?

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R.I.P. Jacques Chirac. What is his political legacy?

How would you assess political legacy of President Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019), what from what he had done still resonate (should resonate) in French, European politics? Read few comments.

Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019)

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EU migrant quotas: Back to square one?

France and Italy are calling for a new system to automatically redistribute migrants across the EU as the number of people entering Europe surges. In the EU we have seen how politically hot and divisive is this topic. So are we basically back to square one with this debate? Read few comments.
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What’s next after attacks on Saudi oil facilities?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities but Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said that they had carried out the attacks. From what we know what is your reading of a situation, and in your opinion what does the attacks mean for already very tense US-Iran-Saudi Arabia relations? Read few comments.
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Al-Qaeda would like to repeat a major attack like 9/11

If al-Qaeda would have a chance would they repeat 9/11, and why? And BTW, any indications that they regret the attack? (regret not regarding what they did but maybe in a sense that after an attack all pressure and focus was on al-Qaeda). Read few comments.
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