The Disarmament and International Security Committee specializes in international threats to peace: the keyword being ‘threats’. What was once considered in threat to peace seventy years ago is much different than the global challenges we face today. The most obvious threat to peace is war, and due to the volatility of what threatens our peace, our understanding of what ‘war’ means must change as well. That is why we choose 4th Generation Warfare and Beyond as our first topic. Although the term may be unfamiliar to you and sound extremely daunting, you most likely have a better understanding of this topic than you know. 4th Generation Warfare, simply put, is the blurring of lines between war and politics. The complexity of this topic arises from the paradox of politics itself. Through this committee, we will take a deeper dive into what defines warfare today and what is the UN’s place in maintaining peace in the modern era. Our second topic serves to focus directly on the role security plays in cyber warfare attacks on civilians. As defined on the UN website, the United Nations focuses on “the maintenance of peace and security”: two keypoints our topics strive to address. Although the Future of Warfare relies heavily on the use of technology, we highly encourage you to direct your aim to the intersection of modern warfare tactics and humanity. Technology has served as a distraction from our ability to comprehend that warfare is a human issue. Our understanding of what it means to attain peace is also dependent on our capacity for empathy.