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.

The irony of Barack Obama's presidency in one sentence | Vox

August 6, 2014
The 2008 Democratic primary was, as Mark Schmitt wrote, a "theory of change" primary. The different candidates didn't disagree all that much about what to do. They disagreed about how to get it done.

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Trust and Economic Growth in China

August 6, 2014
Guests include Madeleine Lynn, Director of Communications at Carnegie Council; Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker; Hao Wu, fellow at the New America Foundation; William Kirby, professor at Harvard University; and Edward Chin, supporter of the Occupy Central Movement with Love and Peace in Hong Kong.

Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza border deal amidst truce | CTV

August 5, 2014
Lisa Goldman on outlines of a Gaza solution after a tentative Israel-Hamas ceasefire.

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Is Perpetual War Now A Part Of The U.S. Psyche? | Huffington Post

August 5, 2014
How has the collective American psyche shifted since the 9/11 attack? HuffPost Live's "Always At War" series looks into the evolution of U.S. foreign policy and the ways that we're becoming hooked on warfare.

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What Are America's Interests In Israel? | Huffington Post

August 4, 2014
Why does the United States continue to get involved in Israeli politics? Today HuffPost Live's "Always At War" series looks at how U.S. foreign policy is integrally entwined with Israel. Click here to see Lisa Goldman's segment with Stephen Walt and John Judis.

The All-American Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber | CNN

July 31, 2014
Seconds before he detonated the massive truck bomb that killed him and a number of Syrian soldiers two months ago, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha radioed other fighters in al Qaeda to say, "I see paradise and I can smell paradise."

U.S. tech business losses foreseen if NSA spying isn't curbed | Newsday

July 31, 2014
U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency's power to spy on customers isn't curbed, researchers with the New America Foundation said in a report Tuesday.

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Kurdish oil tanker off Texas coast ... huh? | Christian Science Monitor

July 31, 2014
Steve LeVine of Quartz reported on July 24 that the State Department has decided to stop actively fighting the sale of Kurdish oil. Instead, US officials would pursue “passive policy action,” LeVine reported, which consists of discouraging buyers from purchasing oil from the KRG only if they call and ask for advice – no more badgering or warning buyers against moving forward.

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Can Congress Rein in the Spies? | New York Review of Books

July 30, 2014
And the same day, the New America Foundation issued Surveillance Costs, a report noting the widespread economic harm to US tech companies that NSA surveillance has inflicted, as potential customers around the world take their business elsewhere.

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Is NSA’s PRISM program ruining cloud computing’s growth? | FedScoop

July 30, 2014
The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute said that without reforms, NSA will continue to “cause significant damage to the interests of the United States and the global Internet community.”

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Government Spying Hurts Journalists and Lawyers, Report Says | TIME Magazine

July 30, 2014
A report released earlier this month by the New America Foundation argues the NSA deliberately weakens cybersecurity, making online communications, study authors argue, less secure in general.

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New Report: Snowden Revelations Hurt U.S. Companies | Wall Street Journal

July 30, 2014
A new report by the nonpartisan New America Foundation surveyed the revelations’ impact on U.S. businesses. The authors found that the resulting erosion of trust is having serious consequences for U.S. technology firms and for U.S. credibility around the world.

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NSA Costs U.S. Tech $35 Billion Over Three Years | BusinessWeek

July 29, 2014
U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, researchers with the New America Foundation said in a report today.

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Report Says Backlash From NSA's Surveillance Programs Will Cost Private Sector Billions Of Dollars | techdirt

July 29, 2014
The Open Technology Institute has put together a thorough paper detailing the many adverse effects the NSA disclosures have had, both on American businesses inside and outside of the tech sector, as well as on Americans themselves.

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Syrian Civil Society Strives to Rebuild Communities | Syria Deeply

July 29, 2014
New America Foundation's Leila Hilal describes how local councils have tried to manage and rebuild Syrian communities.

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Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance | Wired

July 29, 2014
“Too often, we have discussed the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs through the distorting lens of a simplistic ‘security versus privacy’ narrative,” said Danielle Kehl, policy analyst at the Open Technology Institute and primary author of the report. “But if you look closer, the more accurate story is that in the name of security, we’re trading away not only privacy, but also the U.S. tech economy, internet openness, America’s foreign policy interests and cybersecurity.”

Privacy group outlines cost of surveillance | The Hill

July 29, 2014
Kevin Bankston, the organization’s policy director, said in a statement that the new bill “would go a long way toward stemming the costs of the NSA’s spying programs and restoring trust in the American Internet industry, by prohibiting bulk records collection and providing substantially more transparency around the NSA’s surveillance programs.”

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The U.S. Economy Is A Casualty Of NSA Surveillance Programs | io9

July 29, 2014
The report, Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity, is available online at the New America Foundation.

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Leahy's new USA Freedom Act — Out this morning: The costs of surveillance — FCC Commissioners talk telecom policy with MMTC | Politico

July 29, 2014
— AND, NEW THIS MORNING: THE COSTS OF NSA SURVEILLANCE — A lengthy new report from New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute crunches the numbers to outline some of the broader impacts of the NSA's surveillance — shifting the focus, at least for a minute, away from the impacts on privacy. Much of the report synthesizes earlier research, from findings on the multi-billion dollar impact of the revelations to cloud computing and web hosting companies to data on the way the Snowden docs changed our trade relations in Europe and elsewhere.

Tech Companies Reel as NSA's Spying Tarnishes Reputations | Bloomberg

July 29, 2014
U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, researchers with the New America Foundation said in a report today

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