Strategy requires foresight. Leveraging the Scowcroft Center’s cutting-edge strategic foresight practice, Forward Defense helps identify the most important long-term developments, trends, and technologies that are shaping the future geostrategic and military environment.

Emerging military technology

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

The future of high-tech warfare

Public Event ONLINE EVENT – How true is the truism that the United States possesses the world’s strongest military? While many in Washington and beyond worry about the military rise of great-power rivals like China, Christian Brose makes the provocative case that the United States is already lagging behind in the military competition because it has for years invested billions of dollars in expensive and vulnerable ships, planes, and other military platforms.

2:30pm ONLINE EVENT China Defense Industry Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Modeling the geopolitical future


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Experts and futurists

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Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s roadmap to an artificial intelligence future

Ukraine has recently adopted a National AI Development Strategy for the coming decade that aims to integrate artificial intelligence technologies into every sphere of the Ukrainian economy.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Goncharuk

Defense Technologies Education

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

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Nurkin discusses the Five Revolutions on Armada International podcast

On January 7, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Tate Nurkin was interviewed on the Armada International Electronic Warfare podcast.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Borghard in Council on Foreign Relations: The SolarWinds compromise and the strategic challenge of the information and communications technology supply chain

Erica argues in her article that a singular focus on China and global market share to address information and communications technology supply chain security risks missing other threat and that the US should take a risk-based approach to securing the supply chain. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

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