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Swarms of Glory
November 18, 2020

Swarms of Glory

By Jacob Parakilas
Sooner or later, swarms of autonomous weapons are likely to transform militaries. But how long will they take to transform our relationship to weapons and armed violence?

Fighting Tomorrow’s Wars with Yesterday’s Rifle
November 03, 2020

Fighting Tomorrow’s Wars with Yesterday’s Rifle

By Jacob Parakilas
The basic design of small arms has been stable for decades, even as other warfighting technologies have undergone revolutions. How much longer can that be true?
Imagination, Probability, and War
October 29, 2020

Imagination, Probability, and War

By Jacob Parakilas
Artificial intelligence may help us make sense of large, complex questions, but imagining the future of war needs to remain a fundamentally human exercise.

Tanks vs. Drones Isn’t Rock, Paper, Scissors
October 07, 2020

Tanks vs. Drones Isn’t Rock, Paper, Scissors

By Jacob Parakilas
Unmanned combat air vehicles have notched up kills against armored fighting vehicles all over the world. Does it mean the end of the tank?

The Impact of Fiction on the Future of War
December 07, 2019

The Impact of Fiction on the Future of War

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Rather than fighting the last war, as the old axiom goes, are military leaders more susceptible to fighting the wars of their favorite fiction novels?

The Uncertain Future of Warfare
December 03, 2018

The Uncertain Future of Warfare

By Leopold Schmertzing
Some of the main uncertainties pertaining to warfare for the next decade.

The Future of War and a Tale of 2 Conferences
April 13, 2018

The Future of War and a Tale of 2 Conferences

By Franz-Stefan Gady
What two conferences that the author recently attended reveal about our understanding of war.
What the Gulf War Teaches About the Future of War
March 02, 2018

What the Gulf War Teaches About the Future of War

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Gulf War officially ended 27 years ago in February. Time to look at one of the war’s less well known lessons for future conflict.

What 'Back to the Future' Teaches About the Future of War
January 31, 2018

What 'Back to the Future' Teaches About the Future of War

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Doc and Marty's time traveling adventures may have produced one of the most important insights into the future of war.

Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?
April 05, 2016

Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Army is about to acquire a new weapon that could dramatically impact infantry warfare.

Super Humans and Killer Robots: How the US Army Envisions Warfare in 2050
July 24, 2015

Super Humans and Killer Robots: How the US Army Envisions Warfare in 2050

By Franz-Stefan Gady
2050: The year Terminator meets Universal Soldier.
Can Fiction Predict the Future of Warfare?
July 07, 2015

Can Fiction Predict the Future of Warfare?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Perhaps, but more importantly it tells us about how we want the future of war to look like.

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