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

Nontraditional threats

Modeling the geopolitical future


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Experts and futurists

More on defense foresight & technology

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

The special role of US nuclear weapons

The United States needs to maintain a robust, flexible, and modernized nuclear deterrent. That means that United States needs to continue with nuclear modernization, reject a no first use (NFU) policy, and examine further nuclear capabilities.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig

China Defense Policy

Sun, Sep 19, 2021

Xi’s big bet helps explain the Australian submarine deal

It is only in the context of Xi’s increased repressions at home and expanded ambitions abroad that one can fully understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Australia China

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Experts React: The US, UK, and Australia struck a nuclear submarine deal. What does it mean?

The pact, known as AUKUS, is a clear challenge to China in the Indo-Pacific and a deepening of military ties among close allies of more than a century.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Australia Defense Industry

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Grundman in Defense One on post-9/11 defense industry

Forward Defense resident senior fellow Steven Grundman speaks on defense industry changes following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Crisis Management