Why study Russian views on the new ‘revolution in military affairs’ (RMA)? First, Operation Desert Storm signalled the advent of a dramatic metamorphosis in warfare. Like its Soviet predecessor, the Russian military views RMA as the nucleus of future warfare.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a transformative role in the twenty-first century human experience – including conflict. What role exactly remains to be seen, yet we have already had a glimpse from social-media bots to Wall Street trading. But are we courting the worst kind of failure of all – a failure of imagination?