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Zachary has published over 70 articles in a broad range of peer-reviewed, wonky, and popular outlets.

All views are his own and not those of any current or former employer, funder, or affiliate.

His CV has a complete list of his published work and previous appearances.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • "Breaking the Drone Shield: Drone Counter-Countermeasures," Joint Force Quarterly, forthcoming, (Lead author with Marcel Plichta)

  • "Logic of Rampage Terrorism," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism,  February 25, 2024 (Lead Author with Gary Ackerman and Herbert Tinsley)

Other Studies and Book Chapters

  • "Drone Swarms" in The De Gruyter Handbook on Drone Warfare, forthcoming


  • “Opioid Attack and the Implications for Counter-terrorism Medicine,” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, October 11, 2021 (with Derrick Tin, Gregory Ciottone, Alexander Hart, and Atilla Hertelendy)

  • “Rise of the Unmanned Vehicle: an Imminent Public Health Threat Mandating Counter Terrorism Medicine Preparedness for Potential Mass Casualty Attacks,” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, forthcoming, (with Derrick Tin, Gregory Ciottone, Alexander Hart, Atilla Hertelendy, and Amalia Voskanyan)

  • “Armed, Fully Autonomous Drone Swarms (AFADS): Weapons of Mass Destruction?” International Studies Association (ISA) International Security Studies Division Conference, October 13, 2017

  • “Avatars of the Earth: Assessing the Threat of Eco-Radical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism,” (Lead author with Philipp Bleek), ISA Conference, March 2016

  • “Complex Pore Spaces Create Record-Breaking Methane Storage System for Natural-Gas Vehicles,” (with Peter Pfeifer, et al), Chaos: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 17, 2007

  • “Hockey Pucks: the Energy of the Future,” (Lead author with Peter Pfeifer), 2007 Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU), 2007

Opinions and Commentary

  • “Lord of the Drones: Fellowship of the Drone,” CBRNEWorld, February 2019, (Lead author with Philipp Bleek)

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