The Art of the Future

The Atlantic Council's Art of the Future Project is driven by the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s mandate to advance thinking and planning for the future international security environment. The project’s core mission is to cultivate a community of interest in works and ideas arising from the intersection of creativity and expectations about how emerging heroes and antagonists, disruptive technologies, and novel cultural and economic concepts may animate tomorrow’s world. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive US leadership and engagement in the world based on the central role of the Atlantic community, working with its allies and partners, to meet global challenges.

Recent articles from The Art of the Future

Write this down
This Letter Expresses How Eternal Love Survives Everything, Even War
In this fictional letter, a future combat soldier expresses her undying commitment to a loved one at home.
Killing Time: A letter a day
This Is What Fighting A Nuclear War Could Be Like In The Future
In a fictional letter, a soldier writes home to his father detailing the nuclear war overseas he just survived.
Letters from children warm hearts aboard Kearsarge
A Soldier Details The Realities Of War To Her 18-Year-old Son
In a fictional letter, a soldier explains the harsh realities of military service to her son as he turns 18.
These Letters Show How Little War Changes Over Time
The Armed Services Arts Partnership, the Atlantic Council’s The Art of the Future Project, and Task & Purpose present the winning entries of a writing contest focused on letters home from a conflict set in the future.