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New America in the News: 2009

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.

An Iraq-style 'surge' | or another Vietnam? - The Age

December 2, 2009

The Age
That's a confusing message,'' said Steve Clemons, from the New America Foundation. David Kilcullen, the Australian former defence officer who now works as a ...

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Afghanistan: It's Now 'Obama's War' | NPR

December 2, 2009

... director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the United States Institute of Peace, and Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, ...

An Iraq-style 'surge' | or another Vietnam? - Sydney Morning Herald

December 2, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald
That's a confusing message,'' said Steve Clemons, from the New America Foundation. David Kilcullen, the Australian former defence officer who now works as a ...

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Obama outlines troop buildup, withdrawal plan for Afghan war | ABS CBN News

December 2, 2009

ABS CBN News
... only one of Afghanistan's 34 provinces is under entirely Afghan military and police control, according to CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen, ...

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USAID Administrator Hearing Begins | Kaiser Family Foundation

December 2, 2009

Kaiser Family Foundation
The news service also has an audio interview with Jamie Zimmerman, the New America Foundation's director of the global assets project. ...

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US Faces Rising Resistance to Its Latin American Policy | Wall Street Journal (blog)

December 1, 2009

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda says the crisis is a lesson for Mr. Obama in the limits of cooperation. "You can't follow the Latin ...

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moveon blasts WH on Afghanistan | msnbc.com

December 1, 2009

msnbc.com
If you want the whole history, read "Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll. The US created the nightmare that is the Taliban by funding the mujahedin and providing them ...

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USAID | Federal News Radio

December 1, 2009

Jamie Zimmerman, Director of the Global Assets Project at the New America Foundation and an expert on development and foreign policy, joined me after the hearing highlights to talk about what Dr. Shah will have to work with if he's confirmed. ... Original Article

Obama’s Afghanistan Address | Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC)

December 1, 2009

Steve Clemons interviews with the Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC). ... Original Article

 

Program pays top dollar for extra power | Marketplace (blog)

December 1, 2009

Marketplace (blog)
TERRY TAMMINEN: So it really encourages you to become a renewable energy entrepreneur. California energy consultant Terry Tamminen says these policies ...

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The Cost of War | CNBC

December 1, 2009

Philanthropy's Big Buzzwords of 2009 | Marketplace

December 1, 2009

BERNHOLZ: Well, it's the term of art for what you might think of as the active side of socially responsible investing. So it's people looking to put their financial resources to work for a quantifiable financial, social and environmental impact. So think of using your philanthropic resources to support affordable housing developments, or medical disease research, community loan funds. ... Original Article

Population Control for Non-Thinkers | American Daily

December 1, 2009

American Daily
The Empty Cradle (Phillip Longman) describes how population growth is necessary for economic growth. Herein lays the sobering part. ...

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No Hole in the Blogosphere: Tracking Climate-Gate | National Review Online

December 1, 2009

National Review Online
Update: 5:48 PM: The Atlantic's Megan McArdle comes around, just a bit and at great length, from dismissal of climate change skeptics to a ...

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How Much of a Threat is Al Qaeda? | WTOP

November 30, 2009

Peter Bergen interviews with WTOP radio. ... Original Audio

U.S. Science Group Seeks Cooperation With Cuba | ABC News

November 30, 2009

"These types of delegations provide an opportunity to start building the scaffolding of a relationship, which science has done throughout the history of international relations," said Agre delegation member Patrick Doherty, director of the U.S.-Cuba Policy Initiative for the Washington-based New America Foundation think tank. ... Original Article

 

Israel Offers a Pause in Building New Settlements | New York Times

November 25, 2009

“The US has taken a further step in laying out a program,” said Daniel Levy, a director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation in ...

Settlements "Moratorium" Still Short of Freeze | IPS News

November 25, 2009
'Borders of 67' is the language that anyone who is talking about a genuine two-state solution is looking for," Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a former Israeli peace negotiator, told IPS. ... Original Article

Pakistan Determined to Fight Taliban, Retired General Says | CNN.com

November 25, 2009

The New America Foundation's Peter Bergen, who has co-authored a study on U.S. drone attacks, said they are the least bad option that exists because the U.S. military cannot invade the Pakistani tribal areas where many of the militants are based.

Bergen, who also is CNN's national security analyst, said there was tremendous pushback from the Pakistanis when U.S. special forces crossed the border during the previous Bush administration.

"Drone attacks are really the only tool in the toolkit that is possible," Bergen said.

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