Konstantin Kakaes

Fellow

Konstantin Kakaes is a fellow at New America. He is the author of "The Pioneer Detectives," an e-book about space exploration. Before coming to New America, Kakaes was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Kakaes was The Economist's bureau chief in Mexico City from 2005 to 2009, and before that covered science and technology for The Economist from London. He has a B.A. in physics from Harvard.

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Navy Seeks Autonomous Drones Despite Warnings From Critics

Konstantin Kakaes was quoted in CNN about naval drones.


NEW AMERICA
Drones: The Science Fiction Technology of Tomorrow is Already Here Today

Key questions for policy makers.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Drones and Privacy: Addressing Public Concern

Konstantin Kakaes spoke to the Drone World Expo about drones and privacy.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Why good drone art is necessary

DRONES are handily disrupting everything from intelligence-gathering to warfare. They are easily manoeuvred into otherwise inaccessible plac


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Drones for Conservation

On September 17th, Konstantin Kakaes spoke at a conference on "Drones for Conservation" at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francis


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY, OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and NEW AMERICA
How a U.N. Drone Crashed in Congo and Was Promptly Forgotten

But Konstantin Kakaes, a fellow with New America, who spent time researching the drone program in Goma earlier this year, said it remains mu


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Drone Zone with @AlyonaMink

Konstantin Kakaes speaks with HuffPost Live about the latest news in drone technology.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Drones and Aerial Observation

How drones can be used in property rights, human rights, and global development.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Why is America Losing the Commercial drone Wars?

Commercial drones, then, could be a fundamental technology driving innovation and growth in coming years. As the world’s traditional leader


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Fallout reaches the ivory tower

The students protesting Mr Koh are right to try to hold him to account for the government's actions during his time of government service. T


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Flying a drone can be an act of civil disobedience

The new technology, the police robot, was there to minimize risk to the operator, while the gyrocopter, the anachronistic flying contraption


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Digital Humanitarians

In his new book, Digital Humanitarians, Meier charts the sudden rise of the use of digital technology and crowd-sourcing for crisis relief.