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.

Senate-CIA Row Goes Public

March 12, 2014

... investigation of the agency's post-9/11 secret overseas prisons housing al Qaeda detainees and the CIA interrogation program for those prisoners, some of whom were subjected to coercive techniques such as waterboarding," writes Peter Bergen in CNN.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What We Know And Don'T Know | CNN

March 10, 2014

CNN's national security analyst Peter Bergen says the range of possible reasons behind the disappearance can be divided into three main categories: mechanical failure, pilot actions or terrorism. But until more information becomes available, all we ...

Social Media As Government Watchdog | Wall Street Journal

March 9, 2014

For a decade, Emily Parker, a former Wall Street Journal editorial-page writer and State Department staffer, has researched the role of the Internet in China, Cuba and Russia. The title of her book, "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are," comes from a ...

Anne-Marie Slaughter: We Could See a Female President in 2016 | The Guardian

March 8, 2014

The foreign policy expert and women’s rights spokeswoman talks to us about fulfilment, empowering men and whether or not Hillary Clinton will be the first female president.

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What We Really (Should) Talk About When We Talk About Big Data | Tech President

March 7, 2014

A recent study by Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, underscores the need for consumer protection and “privacy by default” standards. New users often come from communities that have endured “analog forms of data profiling” including redlining, predatory lending and political intimidation, and are understandably afraid of “all the bad things that can happen on the Internet.”

Obama, Touting A College Education, Urges Seniors: Fill Out Financial Aid Form | Christian Science Monitor

March 7, 2014

We need to get more students into college with financial aid packages that allow them to complete college,” says Clare McCann, a policy analyst at the nonprofit think tank New America, in Washington. Some high-schoolers simply don't know about the ...

Obama Budget Pitches Race to Top for Equity, New Money for Ed Tech | Education Week

March 4, 2014

Interestingly, some of the policy language typically included in the budget proposal has shifted a bit. For instance, last year, the administration's request sought to tie Title I funds in part to a state's adoption of college- and career-ready standards, common to a number of states. But this year, that language has been revised—the administration dropped the requirement for "common" standards. (Hat tip to the New America Foundation's eagle-eyed Anne Hyslop for pointing this out.)

Verizon Publishes Number of Spy Court Orders | Watchdog.org

March 4, 2014

Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, praised Verizon’s report.

The company, he said via Twitter, was now tied with Google for “reporting the most granular (and) clearly-defined categories of requests.”

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Obama Budget Would Revamp Jobs Training

March 4, 2014

“It’s all skills-driven and competency-based. Both the Department[s] of Education and Labor are singing out of the same hymnbook,” said Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation.

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Fukuyama And The Decay Of American Institutions | Huffington Post

March 4, 2014

According to Francis Fukuyama's recent essay "The Ties That Used to Bind: The Decay of American Political Institutions," this observation perfectly fits in the larger picture of the most important and imminent problems that haunt everyday American ...

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Why The Crimea Incursion Has Boosted Moscow's Leverage In Ukraine Standoff | Al Jazeera America

March 3, 2014

Neither Moscow nor the NATO powers have reckoned with the consequences of their Ukraine policies, according to Anatol Lieven, a war studies professor at Kings College in London and author of Ukraine: A Fraternal Rivalry. Restoring Yanukovich to power ...

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Daniel Yergin: Vladimir Putin Wont Threaten Europes Gas For Now | Politico

March 3, 2014

“With everything else going on, I think it would only be in the context of if things somehow got much worse,” Daniel Yergin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning energy historian, told POLITICO in an interview at the annual IHS CERAWeek conference, the most ...

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The Human Rights Record Of The United States In 2013 | Center For Research On Globalization

March 1, 2014

... after Congress failed to pass the budget bill as the Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Francis Fukuyama, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the ...

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen | The Atlantic Cities

February 28, 2014

"The absolute endpoint outcome isn’t necessarily that all the census tracts are green," says Georgia Bullen, a field operations technologist at OTI who worked along with Byrum on the broadband adoption maps. "The way we think about the technology right now is completely predicated on this idea that the right outcome is that you have service at home, that every single person has a contract. And that's not necessarily the model that will ever be most successful."

Emily Parker | The Diplomat

February 28, 2014

The Diplomat's Justin McDonnell speaks with Emily Parker, author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground, published on Feb. 18, 2014 by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, about attempts at Internet ...

Cost of NSA Surveillance Hard to Define | FierceGovernmentIT

February 27, 2014

Surveillance by the National Security Agency costs the United States in terms of direct costs to American taxpayers to pay for it, costs to lost opportunities in the American Internet industry, costs to foreign relations work and costs to Internet security, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive of the New America Foundation. But pegging a dollar value on it is a difficult exercise, said panelists during a Feb. 25 event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter Interview | WBHM

February 27, 2014

Writer and scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter has had a prestigious career in foreign policy and education. Slaughter served under Hillary Clinton between 2009 and 2011 as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State. She was the first woman to hold that position. But after two years on the job, she realized it was too challenging to juggle a high-powered career and family.

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