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
Are Weaponized 'Crab Walker' Robots The Future Of Chinese Land Wars?

Robotics designers in the US have long gotten their inspiration from both science fiction and biology, and Chinese engineers are no differen


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
SY-400 Guided Rocket Makes TV Debut

In early September, a CCTV-4 newscast announced that the PLA had a new "Heavy Sword on Land, China's Tactical Ground to Ground Missile Syste


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Pterodactyl Drones In Chinese Air Force Service

Recently, photos have appeared of an active duty Pterodactyl UAV being towed into take off position in the PLAAF 38th Division. This photo


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The wars that come after wars (II): How one can start, or fuel, another one

A scary thought: It used to be that your neighbor's war ending was a good thing. But we are more often now also seeing the opposite.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The New Inflatable Chinese Drone: Battlefield Balloons?

While Chinese industry is often accused of copy-catting and IP theft, its robotics research has often showed great originality. Case in poin


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The War Of Zeros And Ones

Military operations around the world are quickly expanding into the digital realm. With cyberwarfare, we’re all in the line of fire.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

At a late August expo on unmanned technologies, NORINCO provided the first official look at a Chinese quadruped robot, officially named Moun


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Welcome to the Future of War project!

Earlier this week, Arizona State University and the New America Foundation announced a joint project, the Future of War. The project combine


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Biggest "Anti-Terrorist" Exercise In The World Stars Chinese Drones, Russian Troops And A Ukraine-Inspired Wargame

This year's Peace Mission 2014 is the largest of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) "anti-terrorist" military exercise to da


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of easy-to-read, yet...