What Is the Future of War?

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Media Outlet: Defense One

It is with this in mind that New America, a nonpartisan think tank network; Arizona State University, the nation’s largest public university; and Defense One, the home for innovative online reporting and debate about security, have teamed up to launch a new series on the future of war. The site will host original reporting, commentary, analysis and public databases, all designed to help us better understand the new trends, technologies, and forces shaping war. Reflecting the ideas that warfare is becoming highly networked and plays out on multiple levels, the project has forged a multi-disciplinary network of experts and leaders. Occasionally, we’ll survey them for a “wisdom of the crowd” approach to the key questions.

Authors:

Sascha Meinrath

Daniel Rothenberg is senior fellow and co-director of New America's Future of War project. He is a professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, and the Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and International Human Rights Law at Arizona State University.

David Kilcullen is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America. He is the founder and chairman of Caerus Global Solutions and First Mile Geo. He served 25 years as an army officer, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and U.S. governments.

Tim Maurer was the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.

Thomas Ricks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America  He also is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog “The Best Defense.”

Douglas Ollivant is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America. He is managing partner and the senior vice president of Mantid International, LLC.

Michael Lind is co-founder of New America, along with Walter Mead, Sherle Schwenninger, and Ted Halstead. Lind became New America’s first fellow in 1999. With Ted Halstead he wrote New America’s manifesto, The Radical Center (2001). 

Rosa Brooks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, working with the International Security program and the ASU Future of War project. She writes about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military, and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war.

Matthew Pinsker is an ASU Future of War fellow with New America's International Security program. 

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age.

Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues.

Michael G. Waltz

Sharon E. Burke is a senior advisor at New America, where she focuses on international security and a new program, Resource Security, which examines the intersection of security, prosperity, and natural resources.

Ian Wallace is co-director of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, and a senior fellow in the International Security program. His research focuses on the international security and military dimensions of cybersecurity policy. 

Christopher L. Fussell is a senior fellow with the International Security Program at New America. He spent 15 years as an officer in the Navy SEAL Teams, and is now a principal at the McChrystal Group.