The Future of War and The Changing Shape of Conflict

CSBA hosted a webinar on Mick Ryan’s new book, War Transformed: The Future of 21st Century Great Power Competition and Conflict (US Naval Institute Press, 2022) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 

The webinar featured author’s remarks and a discussion with Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, President and CEO of CSBA and Amb. Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor.


  • 10:00 – Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, CSBA President and CEO)
  • 10:05 – Author’s Remarks
  • 10:30 – Comments by Amb. Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor
  • 10:45 – Discussion


War Transformed: The Future of Twenty-First-Century Great Power Competition and Conflict  provides insights for those involved in the design of military strategy, and the forces that must execute that strategy. Emphasizing the impacts of technology, new-era strategic competition, demography, and climate change, Mick Ryan uses historical as well as contemporary anecdotes throughout the book to highlight key challenges faced by nations in a new era of great power rivalry.