Scott Vlachos is a researcher specializing in national security affairs pertaining to cybersecurity theory, U.S. foreign policy, and politics of the Middle East. He has published academic work analyzing the efficacy of drone warfare and the disposition matrix used for target selection. Before joining CENSA, Mr. Vlachos served as a research specialist on religious extremism for the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development, a nonprofit dedicated to interfaith dialogue in the Middle East. He has also worked as an analyst for Wikistrat, a political risk analysis consultancy, and contributed articles assessing European geopolitical instability to the Global Risks Report for 2017. Mr. Vlachos holds an M.A. in International Relations from New York University and a B.A. in Political Science from Rider University.
His current research interests include: methods to counteract disinformation campaigns, the efficacy of human-in-the-loop autonomous weapon systems, and arms control for cyberweapons.