In our upcoming volume, which will be published in the spring of 2014, we will address the challenges and opportunities that emerging technologies present for 21st century conflict. Our framework is purposefully broad, and we are looking for submissions that address novel issues or approach the topic from a new perspective. We are particularly interested in including the following topics in the "War in the Digital Age" symposium, but this list is not exhaustive:
- What norms and laws surround the acquisition and use of information in modern conflict, and what norms and laws do we think should apply?
- How does 21st century conflict implicate issues of government discretion and accountability?
- Decisions about modern warfare take place at the intersection of state, federal, and international law. How do we balance these regimes?
- How are technological changes bringing warfare to civilians, and how will this accelerate in the future?
- When can we hold governments accountable for the actions of their citizens, who may use technology to engage in conflict in new ways?
- Most analysts focus on the problems that technological innovation causes for the laws and norms surrounding traditional warfare. But do emerging technologies present any new solutions to problems of traditional warfare?