New America in the News: 2010

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

When Even Allies Seem Like Adversaries | The New York Times

December 16, 2010

By keeping his troop withdrawal plans vague on Thursday, he avoided a fight he does not need to have just yet, said Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, a research organization here. ...

Pain at the Pump: Will Rising Gas Prices Harm Economic Recovery? | KPCC

December 16, 2010


... Steve Proffitt talks with Lisa Maronelli, author of a book called Oil on the Brain. Maronelli says in just the past year, rising gasoline prices have cost Californians about a half billion dollars. ...

Has Al Qaida Targeted Christmas? | Stars and Stripes

December 16, 2010

Yes, says terrorism expert Peter Bergen, who noted that Islamic militants attacked churches on Dec. 24, 2000, in Indonesia. The year before, Abu Musab ...

Will the Fallout Shelter Make a Post-9/11 Comeback? | AOL News

December 16, 2010

The New York Times notes that New America Foundation fellow Peter Bergen has said the chances are "near zero for the foreseeable future. ...

Setback for Peace Process | Gulfnews

December 15, 2010

Robert Wright, a columnist for New York Times, pointed out that the current path the US president is taking, “involves Obama taking political heat every ...

What Does Health Care Ruling Mean for You? | Fox News

December 15, 2010

Panel, including Health Policy Program fellow Micah Weinberg, debates significance of federal judge's decision in Virginia.

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Heroic, Female and Muslim | The New York Times

December 15, 2010

An American freelance journalist, Eliza Griswold, visited Dr. Hawa's encampment in 2007 and 2008 and was stunned that an unarmed woman had managed to create ...

Innovation: Fighting Monopolies | Nature

December 15, 2010

In his groundbreaking book, The Master Switch, Columbia University law professor Tim Wu weaves together these and other examples to examine how disruptive ...

Richard Holbrooke: The Man Who Faced Down Dictators | Globe and Mail

December 15, 2010

“He didn't merely court reporters; he stalked them,” Peter Beinart wrote Tuesday on The Daily Beast website. “And when they didn't write enough about him, ...

U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable | The New York Times

December 15, 2010

Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation and New York University's Center on Law and Security, recently argued that the odds of any terrorist group obtaining a nuclear weapon are “near zero for the foreseeable future.” ...

In Bid to Break Taliban, U.S. Embraces More Firepower | Agence France Presse

December 15, 2010

... The CIA strikes have been steadily growing, with 108 attacks by drones in 2010, compared to 53 last year, in North Waziristan, where the Pakistan army has so far failed to extend an offensive against militants there, according to the New America Foundation. ...

Clinton Proposes Revamp of Diplomacy, Development | NPR

December 15, 2010
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'True Giant of American Foreign Policy' | The World

December 14, 2010

Peter Bergen, Director of the National Security Studies program at the New America Foundation in Washington called Richard Holbrooke an extraordinary human being. ...

Critics Question Diversity of Redistricting Panel | California Watch

December 14, 2010

... "Fourteen is far too small a number to reflect the diversity of a state with so many different regions, dozens of languages, and nearly as many ethnic groups as there are on planet earth," wrote Joe Matthews, co-author of "California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How we Can Fix It," at Fox & Hounds Daily. ...

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Tax Deal Pros and Cons | Nightly Business Report

December 14, 2010

... There's been a lot of talk about the size of the tax deal working its way through Congress. At $858 billion, it has tonight's commentator weighing the cost versus the ballooning U.S. deficit. Here's Maya Macguineas, director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation. ...

World Pays Tribute to Richard 'The Bulldozer', Holbrooke | Daily News and Analysis (India)

December 14, 2010

“Holbrooke was a world-class negotiator and had a passion for South Asia and its future,” geopolitical analyst Kanpur-born Parag Khanna, who has coached ...

Amazon, Wikileaks and the Need for an Open Cloud | GigaOm

December 14, 2010

... As pointed out by Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon — who created Global Voices Online while they were both affiliated with the Harvard Berkman Center for the Internet and Society — the Internet may seem like a giant open commons where we share our thoughts, ...

WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press |

December 14, 2010

... Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and an author and a contributor to The New Yorker who has written extensively about Afghanistan, said that the durability of the WikiLeaks model remained an open question. ...

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Holbrooke Death Comes at Key Point in Afghan Policy | NPR

December 14, 2010


Steve Coll, the president of the New America Foundation, says the role of SRAP under Holbrooke evolved over the past two years. ...

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