New America’s Future of War project – a partnership with Arizona State University – brings together thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of law, technology, political science, history, policy, the military, and the media to address the challenges posed by changes in how wars are fought.

Arizona State University and New America announce the creation of the Future of War project

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Future of War

Tempe, AZ and Washington, DC* — Arizona State University and New America announce the creation of the Future of War project, a new initiative focusing on the profound social, political, economic, and cultural implications of the changing nature of war and conflict.

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in the news | October 22, 2014 | Future of War

ISIS reveals its strategy

Emily Schneider, Peter Bergen

ISIS is looking to take over a good chunk of the Middle East -- if not the entire Muslim world. At least, that's the message the terrorist movement is sending in its English online magazine, Dabiq.

in the news | October 14, 2014 | Future of War

What lures Americans to Syria fight

Peter Bergen, David Sterman

Of the dozen Americans drawn to fight with ISIS or the al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front, a profile does appear to be emerging: They are young, typically high school graduates and college students, who are self-recruited online by what they view as exciting video propaganda pouring out of ISIS and Nusra, and they seek to reach the Syrian battlefields by traveling via Turkey.

in the news | October 04, 2014 | Future of War

An Afghan miracle

On Monday Afghans formed a "national unity government" with the once-bitter rivals Dr. Ashraf Ghani, taking the role of president and Dr. Adullah Abdullah taking the role of chief executive officer; similar, it is envisioned, to a prime ministerial role.

in the news | September 29, 2014 | Future of War

Jihadist threat not as big as you think

Peter Bergen, Emily Schneider

The sudden public emergence of the Khorasan group as a threat underlines the fact that the global jihadist movement, which at the time of the 9/11 attacks was largely concentrated in Afghanistan, has morphed and metastasized a great deal since then.

in the news | September 25, 2014 | Future of War

Are the airstrikes working?

The Pentagon says the al Qaeda offshoot group called Khorasan was planning an imminent attack on European or American soil. But did the airstrikes inside Syria derail their plot? Anderson spoke with CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen who was in a background briefing today and said it was possible Khorasan's plans were interrupted, but officials were unable to give definitive proof.

in the news | September 23, 2014 | Future of War

Lone wolves are biggest terror threat

Peter Bergen, David Sterman

While al Qaeda and its affiliates have failed to conduct any successful attacks in the United States since 9/11, they have sought to encourage action from militant American citizens, who might be more capable of carrying out terrorist operations in the States than foreign operatives given the stringent security measures now in place.

article | September 10, 2014 | Future of War
The Future of War Team

The Future of War Team

New America

The Future of War project is managed by a team of staff and fellows based at New America, including journalists, legal scholars, former military officials, policy experts and others. At Arizona State University, the project is guided by the newly created Center on the Future of War.

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article | September 09, 2014 | Future of War
Essays on the Future of War

Essays on the Future of War

New America

On January 22, 2014, Tom Ricks, a contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine, a Senior Advisor on National Security at New America, and a member of the Future of War team, announced a Future of War essay contest on his blog, Best Defense. Below you can find all 27 entries ...