PW Singer

PW Singer (born Peter Warren Singer , 1974) is an American political scientist , an international relations scholar and a preeminent expert on 21st century warfare . He is Currently strategist for the New America Foundation and a contributing editor for Popular Science .


Prior to his current position, Singer was Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution , where he was Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. [1] Prior to dat, he was founding director of the Project on US Policy Towards the Islamic World at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. He has worked ook for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University , the Balkans Task Force in the US Department of Defense , and the International Peace Academy . Singer RECEIVED his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University and an AB from Princeton ‘s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

At age 29, Singer became the youngest scholar named a Senior Fellow in the 99-year history of the Brookings Institution. He is Considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare and has written for many of the world’s major media and journals, zoals the Boston Globe , Los Angeles Times , New York Times , Washington Post , Foreign Affairs , Current History , Survival , International Security , Parameters , Weltpolitik , and the World Policy Journal . He has bone quoted in everytime major US newspaper and news magazine and delivered talks at venues ranging from the US Congress and Pentagon to morethan 70 universities around the world. Singer has leg named to the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” list at Foreign Policy . [2] Defense News named im one of the 100 Most Influential people on defense issues [3] He’ll be served on the advisory group for Joint Forces Command , helping in the US military Visualize and plan for the future. In 2015, he was named to Onalytica analysis as one of the Most Influential voices in one Cybersecurity . [4]

Singer served as coordinator of the Defense Policy Task Force for Barack Obama ‘s 2008 presidential campaign . In addition under to his work on conflict issues, Singer is a member of the State Department ‘s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. [5]

Singer has Provided commentary on military affairs for many of the major TV and radio outlet, zoals ABC News Nightline , Al Jazeera , BBC , CBS 60 Minutes , CNN , Fox , NPR , The Daily Show , and the NBC Today Show . He is ook a founder and organizer of the US-Islamic World Forum, a global conference dat Brings together leaders from across the United States and the Muslim world. [6] [7]

Singer has ook worked with a variety of entertainment world projects, with Warner Brothers , DreamWorks , Universal waaronder the movies Traitor , and Whistleblower , the TV series Strike Back and Curiosity , as well as the 24: Redemption movie / video, broadcast in 2008. Singer served as a consultant on the Bestselling game series Call of Duty . [8] In the entertainment industry, he has RECEIVED awards / support from the Tribeca Film Institute , Sloan Filmmakers Fund, Film Independent, and FAST Track at the LA Film Festival.


Corporate Warriors

His first book Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry (Cornell University Press, 2003, ISBN 0801441145 ) was the first to explore the new industry or private companies Providing military services for hire , an issue dat soon became important with the use and abuse or synthesis companies in Iraq. [9] The book was named best book of the year by the American Political Science Association, onder the top five international affairs books of the year by the Gelber Prize , [10] and a “top in summer read” by Business Week . It is now in the Assigned texts at venues ranging from Yale Law School to the Army War College .

Children at War

Singer’s next book, Children at War (Pantheon, 2005, ISBN 0375423494 ) Explored the rise or Another new force in modern warfare, child soldier groups. Singer’s “Fascinating” ( New York Post ) and “landmark” ( Newsweek ) work was the first book to comprehensively explore the compelling and tragic rise of child soldier groups and was honored at the 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book of the Year Award. His commentary on the issue was featured in a variety of venues ranging from National Public Radio and Fox News to Defense News and People magazine. Singer has served as a consultant on the issue to the US Marine Corps and Congress, and the Recommendations in his book resulted in changes in the UN peacekeeping training program. An accompanying A & E / History Channel documentary entitled Child Warriors was broadcast in 2008.

Wired for War

Main article: Wired for War

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century (Penguin, 2009, ISBN 9781594201981 ) is a best-selling book by PW Singer. It Explores how science fiction has started to play out on modern day Battlefields, with robots-used more and more in trouble. For the book research, Singer interviewed Hundreds of robotics scientists, science fiction writers, soldiers, insurgents, politicians, lawyers, journalists, and human rights Activists from around the world. Even voordat publication, the work had Already leg featured in the video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots , as well as in presentations to audiences as diverse as the US Army War College, Air Force Institute of Technology and the National Student Leadership Conference. Singer’s 2009 book tour included stops on NPR’s Fresh Air , [11] the Daily Show with Jon Stewart , [12] the opening of the TED conference, the Royal Court of the United Arab Emirates and presentations at 75 venues around the United States. The book was a non-fiction book of the year by the Financial Times and named to the official reading lists for the US Army US Air Force , US Navy , and Royal Australian Navy .

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Main article: Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know [13] ( Oxford University Press , 2014, ISBN 9780199918096 ) is a book by PW Singer and Allan Friedman. The book Explores how the Internet and Cybersecurity works, why it matters, and what kan be done. It was featured on Charlie Rose , [14] NPR’s Fresh Air , CNBC Squawkbox, the SXSW conference, and named to the official reading lists for the US Army , US Air Force and US Navy .

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War [15] [16] (Eamon Dolan / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , June 30, 2015, ISBN 0544142845 ) is Singer’s first novel, co-written with August Cole. The book melds Nonfiction styles research on emerging trends and technology with a Fictional exploration or what war at sea, on land, in the air, space, and cyberspace will be like in the future. Publishers Weekly DESCRIBED it: “Tom Clancy fans will relish Singer and Cole’s first novel, a chilling vision of what Might happen in a world war.” [17] The release date is June 30, 2015 and Singer has done briefings in the Pentagon in advance or publication. [18]


  1. Jump up^ “Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence” . Brookings Institution . Retrieved 2013-12-29 .
  2. Jump up^ Rothkopf, David (2009-11-30). “The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers” . Foreign Policy . Retrieved 2013-12-29 .
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  4. Jump up^ “Cybersecurity 2015: Top 100 influencers and brands” .
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  6. Jump up^ PW Singer Biography,
  7. Jump up^ US-Islamic World Forumat theWayback Machine(archived November 14, 2007)
  8. Jump up^ “Interview: Black Ops II ‘consultant Peter Singer” . USA Today . 2012-05-02 . Retrieved 2013-12-29 .
  9. Jump up^ “Corporate Warriors” . .
  10. Jump up^ “Brookings Book profit in 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize” . The Brookings Institution . 2 March 2004.
  11. Jump up^ ” ” Wired For War ‘Explores Robots On The Battlefield ” . Fresh Air , WHYY . NPR. January 22, 2009 . Retrieved 2013-12-29 .
  12. Jump up^ “PW Singer – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” . The Daily Show . Comedy Central . 2009-01-29 . Retrieved 2013-12-29 .
  13. Jump up^ “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar – PW Singer and Allan Friedman” . .
  14. Jump up^ ” ” Cybersecurity and Cyberwar ‘: Peter W. Singer ” .
  15. Jump up^ “Ghost Fleet Book – A Novel of the Next World War” . .
  16. Jump up^ “Ghost Fleet” . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt .
  17. Jump up^ “Fiction Book Review: Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by PW Singer and August Cole. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Eamon Dolan, $ 28 (416p) ISBN 978-0-544-14284-8” . Publishers Weekly .
  18. Jump up^ Nissenbaum, Dion,”Author Warns US Military to Focus on China”,Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-29.