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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Disruptive and Game Changing Technologies in Modern Warfare

Development, Use, and Proliferation

Editors: Kosal, Margaret (Ed.)

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  • Presents a compilation of technical, IR, policy, historical and military perspectives
  • Focuses on particular technologies with disruptive impacts rather than time periods that exhibited great changes in the military settings of the time
  • Explores and analyzes emerging innovations within today’s most cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) areas
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This book explores and analyzes emerging innovations within today’s most cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) areas, which are cited as carrying the potential to revolutionize governmental structures, economies, and international security. Some have argued that such technologies will yield doomsday scenarios and that military applications of such technologies have even greater potential than nuclear weapons to radically change the balance of power. As the United States looks to the future – whether dominated by extremist groups co-opting advanced weapons in the world of globalized non-state actors or states engaged in persistent regional conflicts in areas of strategic interest – new adversaries and new science and technology will emerge. Choices made today that affect science and technology will impact how ably the US can and will respond. Chapters within the book look at the changing strategic environment in which security operations are planned and conducted; how these impact science and technology policy choices made today; and predictions of how science and technology may play a beneficial or deleterious role in the future. Some game changing technologies have received global attention, while others may be less well known; the new technologies discussed within this proposal, as well as future discoveries, may significantly alter military capabilities and may generate new threats against military and civilian sectors.  

About the authors

Margaret E. Kosal, is committed to actively bridging the scholarly-policy divide through cutting-edge research relevant to the policy arena. Kosal is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is the Director of the Sam Nunn Security Program and the Program on Emerging Technology and Security. She was recently appointed faculty in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech. Her research explores the relationships among technology, strategy, and governance. She focuses on two, often intersecting, areas:  reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and understanding the geopolitics of emerging technologies. She is the author of Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, which explores scenarios, benefits, and potential proliferation threats of nanotechnology and other emerging sciences, and she is the editor of Technology and the Intelligence Community: Challenges and Advances for the 21st Century, which analyzes technology’s roles historically in the intelligence community and considers the perils and promises of emerging technologies. Formally trained as an experimental scientist, Kosal earned a doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) working on biomimetic and nano-structured functional materials. She is also the co-founder of a sensor company, where she led research and development of medical, biological, chemical sensors and explosives detection.

During academic year 2016-2017, she served as a Senior Adjunct Scholar to the Modern War Institute at West Point. Kosal previously has served as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, as Science and Technology Advisor within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and as an Associate to the National Intelligence Council (NIC), in addition to other consulting. She has been recognized for her leadership across the U.S. federal government, specifically for efforts to coordinate across the DoD as part of the interagency Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group, reporting to the National Security Council, and as member of the interagency federal group charged with leading the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Kosal was nominated to and led the US involvement in the NATO Nanotechnology for Defense Working Group. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and most recently honored as Georgia Power Professor of Excellence in Fall 2017. In January 2017, she was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge University Press journal, Politics and the Life Sciences.

She has lectured widely internationally, including invited briefs to the Organisation for the Prohibition Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).Internationally, she has advised the OPCW on emerging technologies. In spring 2010, the PI was the only US academic selected to participate in a series of United Nations meetings aimed to scan the horizon for developments and assess risks and responses in the technology fields of synthetic biology and nanobiotechnology. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28342-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28341-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disruptive and Game Changing Technologies in Modern Warfare
Book Subtitle
Development, Use, and Proliferation
Editors
  • Margaret Kosal
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28342-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28342-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28341-4
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 222
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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