Future of Conflict

The Future of Conflict (FoC) Program focuses on three issues – climate change, digital technologies, and the global economy – that are already redefining the conflict landscape. Climate change is increasing food insecurity, water scarcity and resource competition, while disrupting livelihoods and spurring migration. Technological change is transforming social order, from the use of social media to foment unrest to new weapons for waging war and suppressing dissent. The economic fragility of states threatens their pathways to peace, the extraction of oil, gas and minerals have contributed to new security challenges, and the increased use of economic sanctions has too often exacerbated the humanitarian impacts of conflict.

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict

Champa Patel


Rafael Ch Duran

Postdoctoral Fellow on the Future of Conflict

Ulrich Eberle

Project Director, Climate, Environment and Conflict

Jane Esberg

Former Senior Analyst, Social Media & Conflict

Tarek Ghani

Former Senior Economic Adviser

Kevin Mazur

Fellow, Future of Conflict

In The News

1 May 2022
Quanto più lo scontro si protrae nel tempo, tanto più le conseguenze umanitarie rischiano di essere catastrofiche, indipendentemente dalla sua intensità. Avvenire

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict

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