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Peter W. Singer

P.W. Singer is strategist at New America and co-author of "LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media," an upcoming book with HMH.
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National Security Pros, It’s Time to Talk About Right-Wing Extremism

February 28, 2018 Ask any of us who works in national security what to do about ISIS, and we’d have no problem pitching you ideas. Even if we lack expertise in the topic or don’t work directly on it, we’d still have opinions and thoughts, because we’ve been swimming in a sea of...

What We Didn't Learn from Twitter's News Dump on Russiagate

January 20, 2018 For a technology that is instant and global, the social media industry has certainly learned the value of the Washington DC tradition of “Friday News Dump.” Last night, amid a pending U.S. government shutdown and a presidential porn payoff scandal, Twitter released its long-awaited report on Russian uses of its...

Cybersecurity’s Human Side: How Can We Solve Our People Problem?

March 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The challenge in building cybersecurity resilience is that it is not only about software and legal code, but also about people. This is where there is concern about the new administration’s planned cybersecurity executive order; the last drafts to circulate online lacked any strategic effort to solve looming workforce challenges....

Cybersecurity’s Human Side: How Can We Solve Our People Problem?

March 20, 2017 The challenge in building cybersecurity resilience is that it is not only about software and legal code, but also about people. This is where there is concern about the new administration’s planned cybersecurity executive order; the last drafts to circulate online lacked any strategic effort to solve looming workforce challenges....

War Goes Viral

October 15, 2016 Like most every­thing today, the campaign was launched with a hashtag. But instead of promoting a new album or a movie release, #AllEyesOnISIS announced the 2014 invasion of northern Iraq—a bloody takeover that still haunts global politics two years later. Revealing a military operation via Twitter would seem a strange...

What the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About the Future of War

March 7, 2016 “The President shall be Commander in Chief…” This clause that leads Article Two, Section II of the U.S. Constitution is without a doubt the most important of the executive powers granted to the president by the Founding Fathers. But as today’s crop of presidential candidates seek that job, do they...

2016 Predictions: A Look Ahead at the Future of War

December 21, 2015 Imagine you had a time machine that could take you back to compare what people thought would happen in 2015 with what actually did occur. Some of the events of the last year, like the Syrian rebel training programs falling apart, were utterly predictable. Others were deeply surprising; the scale...

Here’s the Defining National Security Question of Our Time

July 7, 2015 “The world war is a form of war that the whole world should face up to.” This is what a professor at the PLA National Defense University argued in China’s regime newspaper, and it captures well the dilemma of our times. Such blunt discussions of great power war is either...

Ask Your 2016 Candidate These Questions on Drone Warfare

May 18, 2015 In a little over 600 days from now, an important job will open up in the national security community. From Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush to Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, the presidential contenders are vying for the chance not just to be commander in chief, but also “decider” of...

What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War

April 16, 2015 It has now been over 250 days since U.S. forces began air strikes on the Islamic State, or ISIS,. U.S. warplanes have conducted 2,893 air strikes that have hit 5,314 targets ranging from 1,425 buildings to 58 boats, according to the most recent U.S. Central Command figures for Operation Inherent...