John R Emery is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at University of California, Irvine. His area of study is at the intersection of International Relations, ethics, and political theory. Previous research has centered on U.S. drone warfare in Yemen and Pakistan, building a hybrid ethical framework between the law enforcement and just war paradigms for evaluating targeted killings outside of declared war zones. He has also focused on the adoption of drone technology by humanitarian organizations like MSF and UN in Peacekeeping missions, analyzing and problematizing the emerging category of humanitarian drones. His work on drones has been published in Peace Review and Ethics & International Affairs. Current research is concerned with the temporality of the U.S. "War on Terror," issues of terrorism/counter-terrorism, national security, sovereignty, and the use of preventive force short of war.