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Fri, Sep 24, 2021

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

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 […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Drones

Tue, 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

Sun, Jan 10, 2021

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

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.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Drones

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Nurkin in Defense News on loyal wingman technology

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

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Technologies

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

The West, China, and AI surveillance

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.

GeoTech Cues by Kaan Sahin (Guest Author)

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Tue, Nov 3, 2020

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

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.

Report by Erich Frandrup

China Defense Industry

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Fontenrose quoted in CNBC on Iran’s weapons capability

In the News

Arms Control Defense Industry
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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

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