New America in the News: 2011

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 Exercise of Power: Running the World | The Economist

January 27, 2011

The term “sweeping” hardly does justice to the ambition of Indian-born Parag Khanna. In his third book, “How to Run the World”, Mr Khanna, a pundit and think-tanker at the New America Foundation, sets out to diagnose the failings of today’s diplomacy and treat them with his own formula for global governance. ...

The Dark Side of Internet Freedom | WNYC

January 27, 2011


Evgeny Morozov argues that the Internet and social media are not as liberating and democratizing as some have claimed, and he shows how authoritarian ...

Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval | InformationWeek

January 27, 2011

... title when Eric Schmidt steps aside in April), spoke at length on the value of white spaces during an event at the New America Foundation in May, 2008. ...

Egypt Protests Continue; Reformist Returns Home | CBSNews.com

January 27, 2011

Amjad Atallah, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation discusses the violent protests in the streets of Egypt. ...

Egypt's Widening Discontent | Council on Foreign Relations

January 27, 2011

US ties to Egypt and Saudi Arabia could be damaged by its support of democracy in Tunisia, Steve Coll writes in the New Yorker. One difference between the ...

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Year After Google-China Spat, U.S. Pushes Internet Freedom on Social Media | Bloomberg News

January 27, 2011

... New technology raises the quandary of balancing civil liberties against protecting national security, children and intellectual property, said Rebecca MacKinnon, a fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington policy institute. The administration and lawmakers haven’t “figured out how to get that balance right,” she said. ...

Comcast Era at NBC Begins | Marketplace

January 27, 2011


Sascha Meinrath is director of the New America Foundation's open technology initiative. He says Comcast could make it difficult for subscribers to, say, ...

The Books Interview: Evgeny Morozov | New Statesman (U.K.)

January 27, 2011

[Interview with Evgeny Morozov] Your book, The Net Delusion, is a critique of cyber-utopianism. But you used to be a true believer in that creed, didn't you? ...

GOP Fires at the Pentagon | The Nation.

January 27, 2011

A week earlier, speaking at a dinner organized by Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, Norquist cited polling data to support his view that, ...

Revolutionary Arab Geeks | The New York Times

January 27, 2011

Now we have Evgeny Morozov's “The Net Delusion” — sub-title “The Dark Side of Internet Freedom” — hitting stores just as the Facebook-armed youth of Tunisia ...

Twitter and Facebook are the New Weapons of Middle East Protest | The National (UAE)

January 27, 2011

A prominent sceptic of the liberating power of cyberspace is Evgeny Morozov, a Belarus-born scholar at the New American Foundation. ...

The Tunisia Twitter Revolution That Wasn't | Mother Jones

January 27, 2011

Cyber-skeptic Evgeny Morozov talks Tunisia, WikiLeaks, and why the US shouldn't promote internet freedom. In April 2009, Evgeny Morozov wrote a blog post ...

In Global Challenge, Obama Urges 'Big Things' | International Business Times

January 26, 2011

... "The speech was encouraging in that the President sounded like someone ready to get serious about fixing the deficit. But if he is going to get serious, he is going to need to get specific, and if not now, when?" said Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Arms Makers 'Beneficiaries' of War Economy | Press TV

January 26, 2011

US conglomerates manufacturing military weapons benefit the most from the United States' war economy, says William D. Hartung, director of the arms and ...

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor | Slate

January 26, 2011

"It was depressingly vague," said Maya MacGuineas of the Center for a Responsible Budget. "If the president is going to spend some of his political capital ...

The Internet: Liberator or Controller? | The Takeaway

January 26, 2011


Evgeny Morozov argues that the Internet has served as a greater tool of control than liberation. He's the author of the new book “The Net Delusion: The Dark ...

Obama Misses Main Point Entirely | Investor's Business Daily

January 26, 2011

And even that explosion is "optimistic,"according to a separate analysis by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Obama's State of the Union Long on U.S. Greatness, Short on Austerity | MinnPost.com

January 26, 2011

... "It's great to hear the president support a five-year domestic discretionary freeze, and to argue for health-care cost controls, Social Security reform, and individual tax reform," says Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

U.S. Officials: Fueled by Tax Cuts, 2011 Budget Deficit to Hit $1.5t | The Canadian Press

January 26, 2011

"Somebody is going to have to bite the bullet and get this process going," said Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, ...

Budget Watchdogs Seek Bolder White House and Congress | Pittsburgh Post Gazette

January 26, 2011

"He really has to kick off this discussion," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan and centrist Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

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