Leah Walker

Senior Defense Associate

Leah Walker is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security and Technology. Her portfolio includes research on defense systems such as nuclear weapons, NC3 and C3, submarine and UUV technology, as well as research into strategic economic influence, most notably Chinese influence in novel technology sectors. In keeping with IST’s mission, Leah’s work examines the impact of emerging and evolving technologies on traditional defense systems, with a particular eye to artificial intelligence and machine learning and its growing integration into defense technologies globally. She is also working on a compendium to understand the intersection of complex system accidents and emerging technology in the 21st century. Her past work includes research on Russian strategic forces and Russia’s military modernization. 

From our Library

Reports

To the Point of Failure: Identifying Failure Points for Crisis Communications Systems

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener

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Reports

Digital Tools, Cognition, and Democracy: A Review of the Literature

Zoë Brammer, Sage Miller, Leah Walker

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Reports

Shortcutting Critical Thinking

Leah Walker and Zoë Brammer

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Reports

Modulating Trust

Leah Walker and Zoë Brammer

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Reports

Exploiting Emotions

Leah Walker and Zoë Brammer

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Reports

Rewired: How digital technologies shape cognition and democracy

Leah Walker

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Reports

Forecasting the AI and Nuclear Landscape

Alexa Wehsener, Ryan Beck, Leah Walker, Lawrence Phillips, Alex Leader

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Reports

Playing Telephone — Hoax Calls and the Insecurity of Leader to Leader Communications

Leah Walker

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Reports

Atlas of Crisis Communications: Nuclear States

Leah Walker, Andrew Facini

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Podcasts

Targeting Communications and Escalation

Philip Reiner, Alexa Wehsener and Leah Walker with Paul Bracken

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