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Technology and War

From social media’s role in spurring unrest to new weapons for waging war and suppressing dissent, the rapid pace of technological change is transforming conflict. While these changes have in many cases facilitated violence, decentralised social media and messaging platforms have also enabled citizens and policymakers to organise for peace at unprecedented scales. Crisis Group’s field-based research and quantitative analysis on technology and war explores how governments, civil society actors and technology companies can mitigate the conflict-exacerbating risks of new and emerging technologies and pursue the possibilities for peace.

Meet the Team

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict

Champa Patel

Director, Innovation, and Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict

Jane Esberg

Senior Analyst, Social Media & Conflict