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

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
China's Race to Space Domination

Peter Singer wrote for Popular Science about the world's next space superpower.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Government Hacking v. Human Rights

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
The Next President Will Decide the Fate of Killer Robots - and the Future of War

Heather Roff and Peter Singer wrote for Wired about the cybersecurity and cyberwar implications of the next President.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Drone Revolution Revisited

Peter W. Singer's 2009 book Wired for War is the subject of a new paper from Bard College's Center for the Study of the Drone.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
All Hail the College Cyberdefense Champions

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
In the Nevada Desert, the U.S. Military Prepares for a New Kind of Warfare

Peter Singer was quoted in the Washington Post about space and cyber warfare.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Robocops Are Here. It’s Time to Create Rules for How Police Can Use Them.

Peter W. Singer and Emefa Addo Agawu wrote for Vox about robocops and the police.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Bonus episode #1: How should the US respond to Ukraine's power grid hack?

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
'Zero Days' Director Alex Gibney on Making Stuxnet a Movie Star

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity Initiative's Peter W. Singer Testifies to Congress

Peter W. Singer Testifies to Congress on "Digital Acts of War", sharing thoughts on cybersecurity and deterrence.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
China's Armed Robot Helicopter Takes Flight

Peter Singer wrote for Popular Science about China's armed robot helicopter.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Police Used a Robot to Kill

Peter Singer wrote for CNN about the first use of a robot to kill a human in Dallas.