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Zak Kallenborn

Policy Fellow, Schar School of Policy and Government

Zak Kallenborn is a Policy Fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START); an officially designated U.S. Army "Mad Scientist"; and a national security consultant.

Send in the Quadcopters: Arm Ukrainian Citizens with Simple Drones

Ukrainians are already using consumer-grade drones to spot Russian forces. We should send more of them.


Thousands of Afghan Refugees Await Rescue. Here’s What the US Needs to Do

Various policy changes are needed to alleviate national-security and moral harms.


Israel’s Drone Swarm Over Gaza Should Worry Everyone

It’s time global leaders set new rules for these future weapons already being used to kill.


In a Robot War, Kill the Humans

Even if advances in robotics mean fewer humans on the battlefield, the fight will increasingly focus on those that remain.


Build a National Counter-Drone Network

Defensive drones stationed at airports and other likely points of attack could be teleoperated from one or more central facilities.


Academic Paywalls Harm National Security

Embracing the open-access movement would help defense leaders make America safer and strengthen their ties with the tech industry.