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Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren)

Overview
Works: 91 works in 277 publications in 8 languages and 9,818 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  War fiction  Dystopias  War stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about P. W Singer
 
Most widely held works by P. W Singer
Corporate warriors : the rise of the privatized military industry by P. W Singer( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to sstrategic advice from generals. This new "Privatized Military Industry" encompasses hundreds of companies, thousands of employees, and billions of dollars in revenue. Private corporations working for profit now sway the course of national and international conflict, but the consquences have been little explored. The privatizatin of warfare allows startling new capabilities and efficiencies in the ways that war is carried out. At the same time, however, Singer finds that the entrance of the profit motive onto the battlefield raises a series of troubling questions-for democracy, for ethics, for management, for human rights and for national security
Wired for war : the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century by P. W Singer( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself
Children at war by P. W Singer( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the growing use of children as soldiers in global conflicts, explaining how youngsters are recruited and abducted, indoctrinated, trained, and utilized as warriors; how changes in weapons technology and a breakdown of global order have led to the phenomenon; and how Western armies can prepare themselves
Cybersecurity and cyberwar : what everyone needs to know by P. W Singer( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dependence on computers has had a transformative effect on human society. Cybernetics is now woven into the core functions of virtually every basic institution, including our oldest ones. War is one such institution, and the digital revolution's impact on it has been profound. The American military is almost completely reliant on high-tech computer systems. Given the Internet's potential for full-spectrum surveillance and information disruption, the marshaling of computer networks represents the next stage of cyberwar. Indeed, it is upon us already. The recent Stuxnet episode, in which Israel fed a malignant computer virus into Iran's nuclear facilities, is one such example. Penetration into U.S. government computer systems by Chinese hackers -- presumably sponsored by the Chinese government -- is another. Together, they point to a new era in the evolution of human conflict. Peter W. Singer and Allan Friedman lay out how the revolution in military cybernetics occurred and explain where it is headed. They explain what cyberspace is before moving on to discussions of how it can be exploited and why it is so hard to defend. Throughout, they discuss the latest developments in military and security technology. Singer and Friedman close with a discussion of how people and governments can protect themselves
Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war by P. W Singer( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What will the next global conflict look like? Find out in this ripping, near-futuristic thriller. The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic-drone strikes to old warships from the navy's "ghost fleet." Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor-style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. Ghost Fleet is a page-turning speculative thriller in the spirit of The Hunt for Red October. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, it is unique in that every trend and technology featured in the novel -- no matter how sci-fi it may seem -- is real, or could be soon."--
Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war by P. W Singer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic-drone strikes to old warships from the navy's "ghost fleet." Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor-style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future
Wired for war : [the robotics revolution and conflict in the 21st century] by P. W Singer( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself
Wired for war : the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century by P. W Singer( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself
Likewar : the weaponization of social media by P. W Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, "Twitter wars" produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones. P. W. Singer and Emerson Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war."--
Spookvloot : een thriller over de volgende wereldoorlog by P. W Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oudere generatie schepen - de spookvloot - wordt gevechtsklaar gemaakt tijdens de Derde Wereldoorlog in 2026
Cybersecurity and cyberwar : what everyone needs to know by P. W Singer( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generation ago, cyberspace was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to make money off of them; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that remains so poorly understood. In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG, 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 deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do? Along the way, they take readers on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the Anonymous hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U. S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon. What Everyone Needs to KnowRG is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press
Die Kriegs-AGs : über den Aufstieg der privaten Militärfirmen by P. W Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game changers : disruptive technology and U.S. defense strategy by Shawn Brimley( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the rapid diffusion of advanced technology throughout the world has the potential to challenge the U.S. technological advantage in defense capabilities. In this paper, the authors urge the United States to refrain from assuming that its current advantages will continue in the absence of sustained attention to both policy and investment choices and urge the nation to redouble its focus on sustaining technological dominance. The authors make recommendations to ensure that the United States maintains its technological dominance for years to come, including congressional legislation requiring DOD to issue annual reports on defense research and development across the enterprise, the creation of a standing DOD next-generation technology task force, and initiation of a multiyear series of war games on how technological advances may alter military competition around the world
Can't win with 'em, can't go to war without 'em : private military contractors and counterinsurgency by P. W Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent incident involving Blackwater contractors in Iraq has brought to light a series of questions surrounding the legal status, oversight, management, and accountability of the private military force in Iraq. This for-hire force numbers more than 160,000, more than the number of uniformed military personnel in Iraq, and it is a good thing that attention is finally being paid to the consequences of our outsourcing critical tasks to private firms. An underlying question, though, is largely being ignored, whether it made sense to have civilians in this role in the first place. Regardless of whether the Blackwater contractors were right or wrong in the recent shootings, or even whether there is proper jurisdiction to ensure their accountability or not, there is a crucial problem. The use of private military contractors appears to have harmed, rather than helped the counterinsurgency efforts of the U.S. mission in Iraq. Even worse, it has created a dependency syndrome on the private marketplace that merely creates critical vulnerabilities, but shows all the signs of the last downward spirals of an addiction. If we judge by what has happened in Iraq, when it comes to private military contractors and counterinsurgency, the U.S. has locked itself into a vicious cycle. It can't win with them, but can't go to war without them"--Page iii
Guerre private( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You ling jian dui : Zhong Mei jue zhan 2026 by P. W Singer( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybersecurity by P. W Singer( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG, 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 deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do?
Sensō ukeoi gaisha( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9-11 War plus 5 : looking back and looking forward at U.S.-Islamic world relations by P. W Singer( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive Summary: It is hard to imagine that it has been five years since the 9-11 attacks. The scope of developments and actions that followed is breathtaking, from two ground wars and over 20,000 American casualties, to a complete jettison of 60 years of American strategic doctrine aimed at preserving stability in the Middle East. The distance of time now allows us to step back and weigh the consequences. The echoes of the attacks were felt in everything from the invasion of Iraq and the massive political changes that swept Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, etc. to the Danish cartoon controversy. History, though, will judge these to be but theaters within a much larger problematique that will shape American grand strategy over the next decades. Five years in, it is now clear that the 9-11 attacks created a new dynamic for global politics, and thus American foreign policy, centering around the changed relationship between a state and a religion. The most dominant superpower in world history and the world's fastest growing religious community of 1.4 billion Muslim believers now stand locked in a dynamic of mutual suspicion, distrust, and anger. It continues to spiral worse. We have entered the era of the 9-11 War, a contestation in the realm of ideas and security that is quintessentially 21st century in its modes and processes. This melding of hot and cold war is not a battle between, but a battle within. Most worrisome, five years in, it is not going well so far for either the U.S. or the Muslim world. The ensuing analysis traces how the 9-11 attacks opened up a swirl of debate and controversy on everything from the sources of terrorism to how best to defeat radicalism. It finds that for all the partisan rancor that seems to touch everything from Iraq to the Dubai Ports controversy, an underlying consensus has emerged on the key problems the U.S. faces in the 9-11 War. A new doctrine of constructive destabilization and multifaceted implementation now underlies our grand strategy. This underscores everything from the buzzword of "reform" to the raised attention on the socio-economic processes that support radicalism. However, the burgeoning consensus is simply not enough. Key hurdles of implementation must be overcome, with a critical need to define just how the U.S. will match lofty words to actual deeds and bold intentions to real policy capabilities. These challenges are tough enough, but, even more important is the recognition and resolution of three crucial questions of strategy that will hover over all policies in the long-term. If it is ever to meet with any success, the U.S. must soon resolve how it will 1) support change while recognizing its incapacity to control which local forces will benefit from it, 2) react to the reform debate within the Muslim world without undermining it, and 3) respond to the massive demographic change that will reorder politics and societies in the generation ahead. Much as the doctrine set in the late 1940s laid the groundwork for ultimate Cold War success in the 1980s, the framework that we now give to our policies will determine our ultimate 9-11 War victory or failure decades from now
Robotto heishi no sensō by P. W Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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P. W. Singer Amerikaans politicoloog

P・W・シンガー

P·W·辛格

Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer US-amerikanischer Politologe

PW Singer

Singer, P.W.

Singer, P. W. 1974-

Singer, P.W. (Peter Warren)

Singer, Peter W.

Singer, Peter W. 1974-

Singer , Peter Warren

Singer, Peter Warren 1974-

П.В. Сингер

پی. دبلیو. سینگر

싱어, P. W. 1974-

싱어, 피터 W. 1974-

싱어, 피터 워렌 1974-

シンガー, P. W

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