In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John Spencer is joined by Dr. Deane Baker, an associate professor and co-convener of the Future Operations Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of New South Wales, Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He specializes in the ethics of armed conflict.
In the conversation, Dr. Baker discusses his research on military ethics and how ethical dilemmas present themselves on the battlefield. In particular, he explains why urban warfare creates a context that generates unique ethical concerns—concerns that remain unresolved and are of interest to both warfighters and ethicists.
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Customary IHL provides important steps forward to ensure the humanitarian conduct of war in urban centres