Andrew Mumford is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations. His primary research area is analysis of the historical and contemporary political management of warfare – especially the British and American experience. His latest book, Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance was published in 2017 by Georgetown University Press, and assesses the so-called ‘special relationship’ through the lens of the most common form of post-1945 warfare. He has co-edited a further two books: International Law, Security and Ethics: Policy Challenges in the Post-9/11 World and The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare: Warrior-Scholarship in Counterinsurgency.
This perspective critically examines some challenges posed to the rule of law and human rights by states’ use of data-driven learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) systems for identifying individuals presenting a threat to national security.