Writing About The Unthinkable

50629-N-BX824-035 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 29, 2015) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) prior to a replenishment-at-sea. Antietam is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

Can fiction help prevent another conflict between great powers? Art of Future Warfare project director August Cole and New America strategist Peter W. Singer explore how writing about the next world war may help avoid it.

How exactly do you write about a war that hasn’t been fought, and might never be?

Read more at TheAtlantic.com.

Also, join Cole and Singer on July 7 for an Atlantic Council event, “How to Write and Fight World War III.”