Andrea Johansen

Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

New technologies such as cybertechnology, biotechnology or artificial intelligence promise great progress in many areas of society. At the same time, they also harbor risks and have a wide range of military application options. International arms control has so far found inadequate answers to such dual-use technologies. This is illustrated, for example, by the case of autonomous weapons: Internationally, there is great dissent regarding the question of whether and how they should be regulated, and the major military powers in particular are opposed to a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems. The project therefore attempts to explain under which conditions states support arms control in the dual-use sector and which groups within society exert influence on governments in this regard.