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January 16, 2024

How the Drone War in Ukraine Is Transforming Conflict

Drone technology has been used extensively in twenty-first-century armed conflict, but the Russia-Ukraine war is driving innovations in autonomous warfare not seen on other battlefields.  

A man in camo releases a drone into the sky.

February 1, 2024

Middle East Program
Virtual Media Briefing: the Drone Strike on a U.S. Base in Jordan

Following the drone strike on a U.S. base in Jordan, panelists discuss the possibility of a U.S. military response as well as the implications of conflict spreading in the region.  BRANNEN: Thanks…

Play President Biden briefed after drone attack in Jordan

January 29, 2024

Drone Strike Risks Dangerous U.S.-Iran Escalation

An attack from Iran-aligned forces that killed U.S. service members near Jordan’s border with Syria risks direct U.S.-Iran conflict in a region already embroiled in widening violence.  

April 24, 2024

Weapons of War: The Race Between Russia and Ukraine

The new U.S. aid package will reestablish a critical flow of weapons to Ukraine’s military, but the war will hinge greatly on which side can ramp up and sustain its firepower and troop numbers in the…

An employee handles 155 mm caliber shells after the manufacturing process at an ammunition plant in Scranton, PA.

April 19, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cyber Week in Review: April 19, 2024

Four Chinese firms blacklisted by the United States; Samsung awarded semiconductor grant; misleading posts spread on X after drone attack; UK may prohibit explicit deepfakes; CAICT releases AI benchm…

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14, 2024.

March 2, 2022

How Ukraine Is Using Drones Against Russia

Drones are playing a critical role in Ukraine’s military defense against the Russian invasion, but they will likely become more vulnerable as the war expands.

Soldiers push a Bayraktar TB2 drone on a tarmac in southern Ukraine.

October 26, 2022

Can Iranian Drones Turn Russia’s Fortunes in the Ukraine War?

Russia is targeting Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure with Iranian-made loitering munitions. Are these weapons effective in shaping the war? 

May 22, 2024

Burkina Faso
When Civilians Become Targets

Recurrent deadly encounters between soldiers and civilians across West Africa offer an instructive glimpse into the state of civil-military relations in the region.

A man uses his mobile phone beside army soldiers who sit on top of a military vehicle.