Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is the director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings.
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About Those Chinese Aircraft Carrier Pics: What We Know and What We Can Guess

August 5, 2013 Back in the Cold War, we had to wait for May Day parades and top-secret spy satellite photos for hints as to what new weapons the great powers were working on. Today, all we need is Google. On August 1, 2013, pictures of a large ship under construction appeared on ...

Loose Lips Sink Ships, But What About Cybersecurity Leaks?

July 17, 2013 The national security establishment is outraged about a spate of intelligence leaks and the impact they are viewed as having on our national security. When Edward Snowden, a Booz Allen contractor at the National Security Agency, leaked details of programs to collect telephone metadata and (under a program called PRISM) ...

Baby steps: The drone industry's code of conduct skips over key questions

July 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The last several months were supposed to be good times for the makers of unmanned aerial systems, popularly known as "drones." Business is booming and theirs is one of the few parts of the aerospace industry not shaking in its boots at impending defense budget cuts. And the $2.3 million ...