RJ Cordes was a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. He is a researcher focused on narrative and memetic Warfare, complex systems, knowledge management systems, and cybernetics. Cordes founded the Cognitive Security and Education Forum and contributes research to a variety of working groups and committees across the US Department of Defense, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the private sector on topics like gray zone warfare, knowledge management technology, optimization of human learning, and decentralized systems.