It has been six months since Russia launched its assault on Ukraine, tipping off the largest major military conflict in Europe since World War II. In recent decades, emerging technologies have been innovated and scaled up at an unprecedented rate. Numerous predictions have been made about how new technologies would feature and fare on a battlefield of the future.
How have these predictions played out? Has the nature of war fundamentally changed? What are the most readily operationalizable technologies? What have we learned from the past six months war in Ukraine about the use of emerging technologies like hypersonics, drones, loitering munitions, electronic warfare and jamming, cyber weapons and disinformation? This event examines what we’ve seen and learned about the use of emerging and evolving military technologies on the battlefield in Ukraine.
On November 1, 2022, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a virtual panel event evaluating these questions and more.
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IntroductionMichael E. O’Hanlon Director of Research - Foreign Policy, Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy
PanelistMargarita Konaev Deputy Director of Analysis and Research Fellow, Center for Security and Emerging Technology - Georgetown UniversityGavin Wilde Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace