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 Iraq War Ends | WBUR

December 14, 2011

He's also a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He's the author of “The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.” Wall Street Journal “A defiant Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki promised he would firmly confront any meddling by Iran ...

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Fueling China's Maritime Modernization: The Need to Guarantee Energy Security | Journal of Energy Security

December 14, 2011

As Anatol Lieven describes Russia had long assumed China would be forced to depend on it for oil, yet China sought out resources from other sources. Russia has not become China's major energy provider unlike Europe with its heavy dependence on Russian ...

High Court Clarity on Immigration? | The Wall Street Journal

December 14, 2011

But Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA, a national federation of small business owners, isn't holding her breath. "The Supreme Court has already ruled this year that it's okay for the states to play a role in work site enforcement," she said in an ...

Debt Issue Remains Contentious | Roll Call

December 14, 2011

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said she believes the failures of the deficit deal help to move along the debate. “I think each one of these things in the political arena right now actually brings us closer ...

They Call It the Reverse Gender Gap | The New York Times

December 13, 2011

“Many couples are perfectly content and well adjusted, but for the stigmatizing opposition of friends, family, in-laws and even religious traditions,” said Liza Mundy, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of a new book, “The Richer Sex: ...

Afghanistan Withdrawal Date Moves Closer After Talks Between Cameron and Key Aides | Daily Mail

December 13, 2011

British soldiers conduct a reconnaissance mission in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province Ex-CIA official Bruce Riedel, Pakistan expert Anatol Lieven and former European Union diplomat Michael Semple - expelled from Afghanistan for holding ...

Today on the Signorile Show | The Michelangelo Signorile Show

December 13, 2011


... Co-Author James Losey will discuss the article The Internet Intolerable Acts he will talk about two new bills, why they are dangerous, and how they can affect our online freedom. ...

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SOPA Foes Marshal Opposition Before House Panel Vote | CNET

December 12, 2011

While much of the criticism of SOPA has come from liberal groups including Public Knowledge, New America Foundation, and Demand Progress, not-so-liberal opponents want to make sure that their concerns are heard as well. The advocacy group Americans for ...

Iraq: Killer of US Troops Could Go Free | CNN

December 12, 2011

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the fear that a militant who killed U.S. troops could be released as U.S. troops leave Iraq. Douglas Ollivant comments.

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Gingrich Plan Yields Deep Tax Cuts for Top Earners, Study Finds | Bloomberg News

December 12, 2011

The Republican candidates are competing to offer politically attractive proposals, said Marc Goldwein, policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan group that advocates for budget discipline, and a former aide to the ...

Rental Assistance: A Drag on Work or a Platform for Economic Opportunity? | Spotlight on Poverty

December 12, 2011

... The second step is to study whether a low- or no-cost intervention could be designed that would allow HUD to incorporate FSS-type features into the very fabric of rental assistance and offer them to everyone in subsidized housing. Reid Cramer and I have developed one approach for doing so and would urge that it be tested rigorously against other alternatives to evaluate costs and benefits. ...

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Payday E-Loans: A Lump of Coal? | Columbus Dispatch

December 11, 2011

“Online loans are more profitable,” said David Rothstein of Policy Matters Ohio. “There aren't storefront costs, and fewer employees.” The Consumer Federation advises consumers to use extreme caution on Internet payday-lending sites. ...

Syria's Brave But Divided Opposition Will Have To Take Down Assad on their Own | The Guardian (London)

December 11, 2011

Yet, as Flynt Leverett, a former Middle East analyst for the US National Security Council and the CIA, has observed: "It is far from clear that the Assad government is actually imploding ... Moreover, no one has identified a plausible scenario by which ...

Al-Qaeda War Close To Over, Say U.S. Experts | Daily Nation

December 9, 2011

If they are killed, it's as close to over as it can ever be,” said Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. “Al-Qaeda will never completely disappear,” Fishman pointed out. “There is always going to ...

Economic Experts Gather In D.C. To Explain Why Politics Has Doomed U.S. | Talking Points Memo

December 9, 2011

Nowhere was this gloominess more clearly worn than at a symposium hosted by the New America Foundation in downtown Washington Wednesday evening. The event itself centered on an October paper called “The Way Forward” by Daniel Alpert, Robert Hockett, ...

Bust the Broadband Trusts, Obama! | Slate

December 9, 2011

... And on broadband competition, as the New America Foundation’s Sascha Meinrath says, “for all the bold rhetoric and symbolism, the Obama administration has been remarkably timid.” Nothing either in the speech or the National Broadband Plan adopted last year remotely amounts to a Fair Deal in critical 21st century infrastructure. ...

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Pro-Democracy Protests Put Putin, Russia at Turning Point | Voice of America

December 9, 2011

One month ago, Anatol Lieven, a professor at the War Studies Department in King's College London, joined a group dinner with Prime Minister Putin. He calls Putin a master politician and predicts he will regain his footing. “It's just the beginning of ...

How Speedy Are High-Speed Internet Lines? | The Wall Street Journal

December 9, 2011

... But there are doubters. “They use one hell-of-a complicated series of data manipulations (and keep in mind, this is coming from someone with a heavy background in advanced quantitative statistics),” said Sascha Meinrath, co-founder of MeasurementLab.net. ...

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Student Loan Default Rate Nearly Doubles | The Bay Citizen

December 9, 2011

"People often decide to go back to school and start a new career when the economy gets bad, but this recession has gone on so long that the job market is weak even when they graduate," said Anne Stuhldreher, a senior fellow at the New America ...

Amnesty: U.S. Arms Sales To Egypt Must Stop | Press TV

December 8, 2011

AP In an interview with NPR's Melissa Block in March, William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, expressed concern over the US State Department' vetting process with respect to arms sales to ...

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