New Tools & Emerging Technologies

Drone Swarm

AI, Drone Swarming, and Escalation Risks in Future Warfare

The dangers of using unreliable, AI-augmented war-fighting drones.

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Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 26, Nos. 5–6

Includes a Special Section on the shifting South Asian nuclear landscape.

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Keith J. Masback Appointed Non-Resident Advisor, Industry Partnerships

Further enhancing CNS strategic partnerships with the private and governmental sectors.

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The Technological Imperative of Ethical Evolution

VIDEO: Martin E. Hellman on the need to rethink our concept of national security.

War on the Rocks

AI, Cyberspace, and Nuclear Weapons

Military escalation risks are associated with emerging technology, especially inadvertent and accidental escalation.


The Artificial Intelligence–Cyber Nexus

Future iterations of AI-enhanced cyber counterforce capabilities may compromise cyber defense and increase escalation risk.

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Artificial Intelligence – A Threat to Strategic Stability?

Video: Seminar with Dr. James Johnson, postdoctoral research fellow at CNS.

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Is the US Losing the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?

Increasingly sophisticated Chinese and Russian technologies threaten the dominance of US technological innovation.

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The End of Military-Techno Pax Americana?

Washington’s strategic responses to Chinese AI-enabled military technology.

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WMD Capabilities Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Developments in 3D printing could spur the spread of chemical and biological weapons and WMD delivery systems.