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Quantum technology and submarine near-invulnerability

We are currently facing a second quantum revolution which is set to become a game-changer in defence and security. Katarzyna Kubiak looks at how quantum technology applications might affect nuclear weapon capable submarines vulnerability to detection.

11 December 2020 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Global Security|Defence|Emerging technologies|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons

How emerging technologies impact the future of nuclear risk and arms control

Rapid advances in cyberspace and emerging technologies such as AI and hypersonic weapons compound the risks of close calls, mishaps, and misunderstandings in the nuclear domain. To respond effectively to these new threats we need to start thinking more creatively about arms control.

1 September 2020 | Madeline Zutt and Michal Onderco
Global Security|Arms Control|Cyber|Emerging technologies|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons

Rendezvous Proximity Operations: Not operating in isolation

With the increase in space activity, Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO) are needed to maintain a sustainable space environment. Anuradha Damale argues that technical and political solutions need to be available to mitigate the misuse of RPO technology, even to contribute to counter-space capabilities.

12 August 2020 | Anuradha Damale
Global Security|Air space|Cyber|Emerging technologies|YGLN

Re-evaluating space norms in a changing orbital environment

The space environment is becoming increasingly populated by non-state actors who are pursuing a range of different goals. Marina Favaro argues that new norms of governance must be implemented by the international community in order to keep space safe, secure and sustainable.

21 July 2020 | Marina Favaro
Global Security|Air space|Cyber|Emerging technologies|International Law