New America in the News: 2014

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.

Afghanistan Election: Tight Race Between Two Candidates | CCTV

April 14, 2014

The Afghanistan elections have gained lots of attentions recently. CCTV’s Asieh Namdar is joined by Faiysal Ali Khan, associate fellow with the New America Foundation, to discuss the elections in Afghanistan, and these top two candidates.

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The Winners Of The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Are ... | The Los Angeles Times

April 12, 2014

Current Interest: “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink. Fiction: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo. Graphic Novel/Comics: “Today is the Last Day of the Rest of ...

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How to Survive an Internet Apocalypse

April 12, 2014

The goal was to create a “wireless mesh network”—a collective of radio nodes, each one equally responsible for routing the communications of connected users. The Practocalypse version of the network would be mobile and ad hoc, relying entirely on peer-to-peer connections between devices, rather than on centralized servers. It would be a bit like a neighborhood ham-radio club, except using cell phones, laptops, and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

U.S. Gas Could Help Europe, But Not Yet | Voice Of America

April 12, 2014

When that happens, both Europe and America will benefit, according to energy writer and professor Steve LeVine. "The impact of putting [exporting] all this gas, and the signal that it's sending, is going to be to increase U.S. influence in the world ...

Kenyan Aid Workers Rescued In Somalia | CNN

April 11, 2014

In 2012, the two groups effectively merged, said CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. Al-Shabaab hopes to turn Somalia into a fundamentalist Islamic state, but has launched attacks in other countries as well. In 2010, Al-Shabaab claimed ...

Republicans Don’t Want America to Give Up Control of Web Addresses | TIME

April 10, 2014

“We share the DOTCOM Act sponsors’ goal of a free and open Internet,” New America Foundation Policy Director Kevin Bankston said, “but the bill actually threatens that goal and plays into the hands of those who want to use the Internet as an instrument of political control rather than preserve it as a global platform for free expression.”

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Pakistan’s Truce with the Taliban Isn’t Keeping Other Insurgents from Blowing Stuff Up | VICE News

April 9, 2014

“This is just a demonstration that there are multiple anti-democratic forces and anti-state groups operating within Pakistan, and there isn’t any central command of authority,” Faiysal AliKhan, a fellow at the New America Foundation, told VICE News. He added that both of the recent attacks were the work of a relatively unknown separatist group from Balochistan.

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What You Don’t Know About Financial Aid (but Should) | The New York Times

April 9, 2014

“The term ‘need-blind admission’ has no official definition,” said Rachel Fishman, an education policy analyst at the New America Foundation. “It’s not in law anywhere. It’s just a mantle that the schools put on themselves.”

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First POST: Stunts | Tech President

April 8, 2014

The Open Technology Institute's policy director Kevin Bankston is urging President Obama's big data review to include "internet surveillance" conducted by the NSA as the biggest big data issue to address.

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U.S. Energy And The Geopolitical Future | Wall Street Journal

April 8, 2014

To get a handle on how the expectations of huge gas exports may shape the geopolitical future, The Wall Street Journal's John Bussey talked to Daniel Yergin, author and Vice Chairman of IHS Inc. IHS +0.85% IHS Inc. Cl A U.S.: NYSE $120.99 +1.02 +0.85% ...

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Why Can't The Selfie Generation Find Jobs? | BBC News

April 7, 2014

This isn't a sign of laziness, writes Zachary Karabell for the Atlantic, but rather is "evidence of a generation of college graduates determined not to settle, which bodes well for our future". Others call 20-somethings unrealistic in their desires to ...

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Human Rights Groups Call for End to Surveillance Tech That 'Crushes Dissent' | Mashable

April 7, 2014

If it is, it needs permission, "giving the U.S. government the ability to approve or deny the application based on a number of factors, including the destination and end-use," as Danielle Kehl and Robert Morgus, researchers at New America's Open Technology Institute, explained in Slate.

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Secret 'Cuban Twitter' Poses Big Hurdle For Bloggers, Exiles | Huffington Post

April 5, 2014

"Cuban authorities already try to paint critical bloggers like Yoani Sanchez as U.S.-funded mercenaries, and the report about ZunZuneo will only give them more ammunition," said Emily Parker, a former State Department policy adviser and author of the ...

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Challenge for Pre-K Recruitment: Lagging Latino Enrollment | The New York World

April 4, 2014

Conor Williams, senior researcher at the New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program, said that building a single, standard application process can help alleviate class and racial disparities in pre-K enrollment.

“A unified system would reduce the potential for more affluent parents with the wherewithal to apply to every program from gaming the system,” said Williams.

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Eco:Nomics: How Energy Geopolitics Are Changing | Wall Street Journal

April 4, 2014

Daniel H. Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Inc. talks about how Ukraine's high energy costs, China's energy needs and U.S. shale gas are shaping the future of energy politics. Up Next. Top News. PROGRAMS. MARKETS. FEATURED. ECO:Nomics. BARRON'S ...

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Why I Gave In And Bought My Son An Xbox

April 4, 2014

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. This article originally appeared on Zócalo Public Square. Andrés Martinez is the editorial director of the New America Foundation. REPRINT PRINT EMAIL.

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Wonkbook: Time’s Up, Obamacare! Let’s See How You Did | The Washington Post

April 4, 2014

In Kentucky, Obamacare's success did nothing to change the law's politics. Perry Bacon Jr. in Yahoo News.

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