War in the Future: The End of Peace?

Lecture by air commodore and professor Frans Osinga

War. Many of us must have thought it to be something unimaginable on the European continent in modern times. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has therefore been a rude awakening. War has become something more pertinent than ever. What does this mean for the future? Is this an anomaly in an otherwise peaceful era, or can we expect more wars in the future? And what could these look like?

In this lecture, air commodore and professor Frans Osinga will talk about the future of war. Because with the changing geopolitical landscape, the advent of climate change, and new technological developments, the way in which war is being waged is changing. The potentialities for conflict are manifold in the future: from wars as a result of resource shortages, to full scale wars between autonomous systems. What developments are happening right now, and what can we expect? 

Air Commodore Frans Osinga is professor of War Studies, as well as Head of the Military Operational Art and Science Section at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy. Moreover, he holds a Special Chair in War Studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University. He regularly appears in the Dutch media to comment on the developments of conflicts around the globe.

War in the Future: The End of Peace?

War in the Future: The end of peace?

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