2030 Series: The Future of Warfare

Globalisation and interdependence are both common themes in geopolitics today. They have blurred the line between political and military activities, fundamentally changing the international security landscape. This has forced nations to utilise more diverse instruments in combating increasingly asymmetric threats.

The weaponisation of technology, cyber-espionage, and the use of economic sanctions have illustrated the effectiveness of soft power as a tool of modern foreign policy. Despite this, the capability to exercise hard power remains crucial. However, the use of advanced methods of engagement have shifted the boundaries of the battlefield, rewriting the script on international intervention, and shedding a light on what future conflicts may look like.

How will battles be fought in 10 to 20 years time?

To consider this question, and as part of our 2030 series, we are delighted to welcome the following:

Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and a Research Associate at The Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford University.

Lt. Colonel Denis James, Army Visiting Fellow in The International Security Department at Chatham House. 

Nick De Larrinaga, Europe Editor of IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.

We look forward to welcoming you to what will undoubtedly be a stimulating and insightful conversation. 

Please note, this event will be run under Chatham House rules. 


May 23, 2016 at 7pm - 8:30pm
61 Whitehall
London SW1A 2ET
United Kingdom
Google map and directions
Samuel Hayes ·

Will you come?