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WASHINGTON — Arizona State University announced Tuesday it is teaming up with a Washington think tank to explore the changing nature of war and global conflict in a project called the Future of War.
The university is partnering with the New America think tank to focus on issues such as the increasing use of unmanned drones in warfare, the threat of cyberattacks, and the rise of violent conflicts started by terrorist groups such as the ISIS extremists now trying to take over Syria and Iraq.
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Developments both in the technological drivers of warfare and the enemies we face have erased the boundaries between what we have traditionally regarded as “war” and “peace.”
New America is in a unique position to describe the future of warfare in the next decade or more, predict its likely impact on the state and other forms of social organization, do the heavy theoretical lifting that will develop a new paradigm for armed conflict/systematic violence across borders, and prescribe the laws and international protocols necessary to help govern that future.
ASU will be home to a new Future of War center that will link faculty members from a variety of disciplines to explore everything from weapons technology to conflicts arising from power struggles over scarce water supplies.