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.

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
China's New Military Robots Pack More Robots Inside, Starcraft-Style

China puts autonomous and armed robots up for sale at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show. In one package, you get three robots!


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Are today's leaders prepared for cyberwarfare?

Peter W Singer, a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, is lecturing on cyber security and cyber war at Sydney Univers


Secretive D.O.D. Drone Dodges Defenses At Hypersonic Speed

The details behind the U.S. and China’s HGV programs remain confidential, but that real-world tests—however spectacular the crashes—are taki


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
China's New Laser Zaps Drones

A group of Chinese companies has developed a powerful anti-drone laser for use in urban areas. In the next few years, mini-UAVs like quadcop


Want To Know What It's Like To Be Blown Up By A Chinese Missile? Ask This Ship.

It is standard practice for navies to use retired ships as target hulks, both to test new weapons as well as understand how to improve the c


New Chinese Catamaran Spy Ship Learns All About Japanese Water

A Chinese website reported that a JSDMF P-3C maritime patrol aircraft, on September 27, tracked a catamaran ocean hydrographic spy ship 260


FELLOWS
White House cyber czar: To stay secure, kill the password – but keep data within reach of police

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel spoke with The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode about training the next generation


Four Technologies That Will Carry The Weight Of War

“The bulk of the weight carried now,” Peter Singer, defense expert at New America Foundation, says, “is a combination of protective vest, fl


FELLOWS
Chinese Autonomous Tanks: Driving Themselves to a Battlefield Near You?

The US Navy made news this week by announcing a new type of autonomous robotic boat for protecting its fleet, but China is showing that it c


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Morning Cybersecurity

Scholar and strategist Peter Singer: “That somehow all your cyber fears can be solved by handing over the problem to a ‘man on cyber horseba


CHEOS - China's New Eye In Space

While China has made many recent advances in defense space technology, it still lags behind the U.S. when it comes to imaging satellites. B


J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” Fighter Jets Are A Full Set, Soon To Be A Regiment

New pictures have emerged of additional production models of the J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” fighter jets, one of the latest planes to equip Chi