Aug 4, 2022

Ukraine grain deal: World must still confront Putin’s Black Sea blackmail

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

The recent UN-brokered agreement to end Russia's Black Sea blockade and renew Ukrainian grain shipments is a step in the right direction but the only way to truly safeguard global food security is via military measures.

Conflict Drones


Aug 2, 2022

Ukrainian civil society can play a key role in securing victory over Russia

By Jonas Oehman

Ukraine's international partners should seek to develop stronger partnerships with the country's vibrant civil society sector and make better use of existing networks linking volunteers with the Ukrainian military.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Kamal Alam quoted in TRTWorld: What will happen to Al Qaeda after Zawahiri’s assassination?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Drones

In the News

Jul 17, 2022

Vali Nasr on CNN with Fareed Zakaria, GPS: Putin turns to Iran

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Drones

In the News

Jul 6, 2022

Trotti in Inside Unmanned Systems on autonomous systems

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense assistant director Christian Trotti answers questions on autonomous systems.

Defense Industry Drones

Automating the fight

Jun 17, 2022

‘Killer robots’ are coming. Is the US ready for the consequences?

By Tyson Wetzel

The decision to employ killer robots should not be feared—but it must be well thought-out and meticulously debated.

Conflict Defense Technologies


May 25, 2022

Eye to eye in AI: Developing artificial intelligence for national security and defense

By Tate Nurkin, Margarita Konaev

As artificial intelligence transforms national security and defense, it is imperative for the Department of Defense, Congress, and the private sector to closely collaborate in order to advance major AI development priorities. However, key barriers remain. As China and Russia develop their own capabilities, the stakes of the military AI competition are high, and time is short.

China Cybersecurity

In the News

May 17, 2022

Trotti in the National Interest on drones

By Atlantic Council

Christian Trotti recommends that the US military heavily invests in drone technology.

Defense Technologies Drones

Automating the fight

May 13, 2022

What does the future of autonomous warfare look like? Four critical questions, answered.

By Forward Defense experts

Experts from the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense practice break down how these autonomous systems will shape the future of battle.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies
A sailor looks at the Russian missile cruiser Moskva moored in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Ukraine 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

New Atlanticist

Apr 15, 2022

Russian War Report: Competing narratives about the sinking of Russia’s Moskva warship

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Following Ukraine's alleged sinking of Russia's Moskva warship just off the coast of Odesa, the Kremlin's narrative as to why has continued to shift.

Defense Technologies Disinformation