"At least eight drone strikes hit Moscow in the early morning of May 30, 2023,
damaging several buildings and injuring civilians.
This follows Russia’s targeting residential buildings in Ukraine with a wave of
drone attacks in late May, killing civilians.
While Ukraine has said it is not “directly” responsible for the strikes on
Moscow, Russia’s government has called the strikes a “terrorist attack.”
For more than a year, daily life in Ukraine has been marked by aerial vehicles
known as drones littering the sky, creating unease and inflicting real damage
in the war with Russia.
Both Russia and Ukraine are using drones in this war to remotely locate targets
and drop bombs, among other purposes.
Today, drones are used in various other conflicts but are also used to deliver
packages, track weather and entertain drone hobbyists.
Military drones range from small consumer quadcopters to remotely piloted
warplanes – and all types are being used by militaries around the world.
As a scholar of public diplomacy and foreign policy – and a former United
States undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs – I know
how important it is for people to understand drones and their proliferation,
given the risks of war, terrorism and accidental drone clashes in the world
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics