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Erich Frandrup

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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trouble ahead photo of a lightning storm at night over a city

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

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

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.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Cybersecurity Drones

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

The ‘Digital Ocean’ as a model for innovation in the perfect storm

By capitalizing on opportunities such as the ‘Digital Ocean’ NATO can help provide solutions to the megatrends that will define this century, while fulfilling its core mission of providing security to its nearly one billion citizens.

New Atlanticist by Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Michael D. Brasseur

Crisis Management Drones

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability

The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Cybersecurity
A net launched from a net-capture system just before catching its target, Quantico, Virginia (December 2018). Source: Red Six Solutions

Mon, May 4, 2020

Drone attacks against critical infrastructure: A real and present threat

Read the Middle East Program's new paper on the use of weaponized drones in the Middle East, with recommendations for policymakers.

Issue Brief by Dr. Scott Crino and Conrad "Andy" Dreby

Drones Middle East

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Storming the sauna: a ceasefire violation in the Donbas

Photos and video of an attack along the line of contact in the Donbas region of Ukraine provided a rare look at ceasefire violations.

Article by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Conflict Drones
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. In this fluctuating environment, where the US is engaged in a high-stakes competition with is near-peer adversaries, and AI is enabling paradigm-shifting changes in public and private sector operations, how should the US respond?

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Over the horizon: NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the Baltic Sea region

NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance is about getting the right information to the right person at the right time in the right format.

Report by Task Force Co-Chairs: ADM Mark E. Ferguson, III, USN (Ret.) and AM Sir Christopher Harper, RAF (Ret.) Project Director: Dr. Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Drones Intelligence

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

US-Iran tensions reignite following another drone incident

As the number of attacks and close calls continues to climb in the volatile region, risks of wider conflict are mounting and soon could be difficult for all sides to control.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Melians’ revenge

How can small, frontline, European states defend against Russia? Emerging, high-tech, and low cost systems can provide the answer.

Issue Brief by Dr. T.X. Hammes

Drones NATO

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Iran’s attack on US drone escalates tensions in the Gulf

Barbara Slavin believes the string of incidents over the last several weeks means “it is time for diplomats to meet to discuss ways of getting out of this mess.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran