Understanding the link between technology, innovation, peace and security.
New technologies create new opportunities, but they also can make the global security environment more uncertain and complex. However, the ability of policy responses to keep up with the pace of technological innovation has never been more challenged then today. This is particularly true when speaking about advancements in key enabling technologies, such as computing power or sensing technologies, which often fall through the cracks as not officially subject of any specific international disarmament instrument.
Our work in this area is threefold: we ensure that these technologies are well understood and remain on the agenda of diplomats and policy makers, and we actively investigate both the impact they might have on peace and security and the available policy options to mitigate potential risks.