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Obama's Counterterrorism Doctrine: Let Locals Lead The Fight | Reuters

May 31, 2014

Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation think tank, praised Obama's address and approach. In the Philippines, he said, local commandos trained by American forces had severely weakened the Abu Sayyaf militant movement. Over the ...

Boko Haram Shows Changing Al Qaeda Threat | Reuters

May 27, 2014

Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation and author of four books on al Qaeda, said Boko Haram and similar groups wreak havoc in the countries where they operate. But they currently pose little threat to the United States because ...

Bill Ending NSA Bulk Data Collection Clears U.S. House | Reuters

May 22, 2014

"Much of what has been weakened in the House version of USA FREEDOM will have to be restored in the Senate before the privacy and civil liberties community will be willing to support this bill again," Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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How to Fix Higher Education | Reuters

March 17, 2014

There are two really deep problems that plague U.S. higher education. The first is the absence of useful and reliable data that students and parents can use to evaluate programs of all kinds. In “College Blackout: How the Higher Education Lobby Fought to Keep Students in the Dark,” Amy Laitinen and Clare McCann of the New America Foundation recount how the private nonprofit higher education lobby has fought against efforts to create a federal student unit record system.

Love Story, Chronicle Of Hurricane Katrina Win U.S. Book Prizes

March 13, 2014

American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink's "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital", was awarded the prize for nonfiction, and Leo Damrosch's "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World" won for biography.

Myra Won't Close The Nest Egg Gap. Maybe The States Can | Reuters

February 4, 2014

Bold ideas like that have small odds of moving forward in gridlocked Washington, but they need to be part of the debate, noted Michael Lind, co-founder of the New America Foundation and another speaker at the NASI conference. That's "not just because ...

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A Year After Sandy, Food and Fuel Supplies Are As Vulnerable As Ever

  • By
  • Siddhartha Mahanta,
  • New America Foundation
October 28, 2013 |

Universal Preschool May Help Parents More than Children — And That’s Okay

January 3, 2014

Conor P. Williams, a researcher at the New America Foundation, recently highlighted the impact of Quebec’s subsidized child care program in The Daily Beast. Between 1997, when the program was launched, and 2007, Williams observes that labor force participation among mothers of young children sharply increased while public assistance sharply decreased, reducing public expenditures and raising revenues by enough to cover 40 to 50 percent of the day care program’s costs.

The Real Issues Behind the Minimum Wage Debate

  • By
  • Zachary Karabell,
  • New America Foundation
December 6, 2013 |

Moving Past the Low-Wage Social Contract

  • By
  • Joshua Freedman,
  • New America Foundation
September 11, 2013 |
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