Peter Warren Singer

Strategist & Senior Fellow

Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; Children at War; Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. His most recent book is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

Singer is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and the founder of NeoLuddite, a technology advisory firm. He has worked as a consultant for the US military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a wide-range of technology and entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He is a member of the US State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. His past work included serving as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force, in the Balkans Task Force at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at The Brookings Institution, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history.

All Work

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
ISIL ramps up fight with weaponised drones

Senior Fellow Peter Warren Singer was quoted in Al Jazeera regarding ISIL's use of drones as weapons in Iraq


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Life After the OPM Hack

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management was one of the most significant cyberattacks in history.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Flynn Under Fire for Fake News

Peter Singer was quoted in Politico about NSA Michael Flynn promoting conspiracy theories.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity Business is Booming

With a diverse array of threats facing companies and governments around the world, what ideas will resonate with investors?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Influencers: Trump Won’t Improve Cybersecurity

Peter Singer, Katie Moussouris, Peter Swire, Robert Lee, and Kevin Bankston were interviewed as cyber policy experts in Passcode.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
BEYOND THE J-20: THE MANY PLANES OF CHINA

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer wrote for Popular Science about China 2016 Zhuhai Airshow.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The State of Cybersecurity in Asia

Asia is increasingly the global center of gravity in everything from politics and economics – and, increasingly, in cybersecurity.


FELLOWS
Has Call of Duty lost touch with reality?

Peter Singer was interviewed by Polygon.com about the Call of Duty Game and Future of War.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

Peter Singer was quoted in the New York Times about artificially intelligent weapons.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
War Goes Viral

Peter Singer wrote the cover story for the Atlantic about how social media is being weaponized across the world.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Rise of the Machines and Deterring Russian Infowarfare

Thomas Rid, professor in the department of War Studies at King's College London, joins the Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about his new book.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
How Robots Are Joining the Police Force

Peter Singer was interviewed by PBS Newshour about police using bomb-disarming robots.