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UkraineAlert by Dmytro Kuleba

Oct 28, 2021

Strong Ukraine-Turkey partnership holds the key to Black Sea security

UkraineAlert by Dmytro Kuleba

The strengthening strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey is vital for Black Sea security and offers a model for greater NATO engagement in the region, writes Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.

Conflict Defense Technologies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 25, 2021

Nurkin at ITSS Verona on the implications of artificial intelligence for drone technology

In the News by Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Tate Nurkin on how artificial intelligence will affect the use of military drones.

Defense Technologies Drones

In the News by Atlantic Council

Sep 24, 2021

Preble in the Washington Examiner: The US drone program has psychological costs

In the News by Atlantic Council

On September 21, Christopher Preble was quoted in a Washington Examiner article on lawmakers reactions to the 10 civilian deaths caused by a US drone strike on August 29 in Kabul. “There’s obviously cost paid by the people on the ground,” Preble said. “And there’s a psychological effect on the American servicemen and women who […]

Afghanistan Drones

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jun 29, 2021

Slavin joined VOA Russian to discuss the latest US strikes in Syria and Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jan 10, 2021

Cole’s “Burn In” named to best sci-fi of 2020 list by Polyon

In the News by Atlantic Council

Polygon, a video game publication, named Burn In, co-authored by Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow August Cole, to its top sci-fi and fantasy books of 2020. Burn In is a thriller at the intersection of robotics, artificial intelligence, and security.

Defense Technologies Drones

In the News by Atlantic Council

Dec 21, 2020

Nurkin in Defense News on loyal wingman technology

In the News by Atlantic Council

Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Tate Nurkin writes in Defense News on the importance of advancing loyal wingman technology.

China Defense Technologies

GeoTech Cues by Kaan Sahin (Guest Author)

Dec 18, 2020

The West, China, and AI surveillance

GeoTech Cues by Kaan Sahin (Guest Author)

AI surveillance tools in various forms are spreading globally, from facial recognition and early outbreak detection to predictive policing and gait recognition. Despite different legal restrictions, authoritarian and democratic states alike are increasingly employing these instruments to track, surveil, anticipate, and even grade the behavior of their own citizens.

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Report by Erich Frandrup

Nov 3, 2020

Embracing underseas robots: a US strategy to maintain underseas superiority in an age of unmanned systems

Report by Erich Frandrup

The future of warfare is progressing towards uncrewed systems and automation. This report takes a look at this trend in the undersea domain, proposing a strategy for the United States to leverage the emerging capacity of unmanned undersea vehicles.

China Defense Industry

In the News

Oct 19, 2020

Fontenrose quoted in CNBC on Iran’s weapons capability

In the News

Arms Control Defense Industry
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GeoTech Cues by David Bray

Aug 19, 2020

Potential trouble ahead: predictions from 2010 now are real in 2020

GeoTech Cues by David Bray

In 2010, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center's Director Dr. David Bray provided an unclassified briefing to the U.S. national security and defense communities on "Why Future Policy Leaders Will Need to Know Science, Technology, Global Business, and National Security". Now, 10 years later, it is worth revisiting those slides - especially in light that those slides raised concerns about the use of small commercial drones and do-it-yourself drones back then and recently we have seen elevated concerns about what these could do to commercial airplanes in flight.

Cybersecurity Drones