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.

ISIS's Secret Allies | The Daily Beast

June 13, 2014

“ISIS control in Mosul is contingent on political alliances they have made with the Baathists and the tribal groups,” said Brian Fishman, a fellow at the New America Foundation, who has been following ISIS since the group's early days during the Iraq war.

Obama Proposed Big Reforms To Rein In Loan Costs In 2015 Budget | The Washington Examiner

June 12, 2014

“We've got some indication from the White House that they are interested in making these changes,” said Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project for the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank. The foundation worked ...

Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria | Council on Foreign Relations

June 12, 2014

"For al-Qaeda, attaching its name to Zarqawi's activities enabled it to maintain relevance even as its core forces were destroyed [in Afghanistan] or on the run," wrote Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism fellow at the New America Foundation. According ...

Militants on March in Iraq Undo What U.S. Sought | Bloomberg

June 12, 2014

ISIL is highly organized, disciplined, and battle-hardened, “a real army” equipped with anti-aircraft guns, .50 caliber sniper rifles and heavy machine guns, according to Douglas Ollivant, a senior vice president at Mantid International, a global consulting firm with offices in Washington and Baghdad. The group also has at least hundreds of members with European Union passports, according to Ollivant.

Click here to read the full article.

New York Gov. Cuomo May Face Primary Challenge from Progressive Democrat | The Washington Post

June 12, 2014

“There’s a very real possibility that the Democratic Party is about to undergo a powerful shift on education policy.” That is how a recent article in The New Republic began. Author Conor Williams argues that the education policies of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top have divided the party into two camps—those who embrace traditional values, such as equitable funding for schools, and those who embrace test-based accountability reforms.

The Surprising Winners of Obama's Student-Loan Program | The Washington Examiner

June 12, 2014

“You can roll it all into one balance and it has a really powerful effect,” said Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project for the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank. “The chances that you will fully repay your grad ...

Collapse of Iraqi Army a Failure for Nation’s Premier and for U.S. Military | The Washington Post

June 12, 2014

“This could be as catastrophic as it looks, or it could be less,” said Douglas Ollivant, a retired U.S. Army colonel who still does business in Iraq. “There’s no question it is bad. But we won’t know for sure until we see how units from the south perform.”

Click here to read the full article.

Extremists in Iraq Continue March Toward Baghdad | TIME

June 11, 2014

“They were great terrorists,” says Douglas Ollivant, a former Army Cavalry officer who later handled Iraq for the White House National Security Council. “They made great car bombs. But they were lousy line infantry, and if you got them in a firefight, they’d die. They have now repaired that deficiency.”

Click here to read the full article.

Americans Have Never Had So Few Options in Deciding What Company Makes Their Meat | The Washington Post

June 11, 2014

Americans, as it turns out, have actually never had so few options in deciding what company makes their meat. "The US meat industry is more consolidated today than it's ever been before," Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business, said in an interview.

Click here to read the full article.

House Loses ‘Champion’ of Charters and Choice | Politico

June 11, 2014

And Anne Hyslop, policy analyst at the New America Foundation, said it doesn’t mean House Republicans aren’t supportive of school choice anymore. “But with Cantor such a big champion of choice and charter bills, it might create a more difficult path for them going forward if it's not as high a priority for the next person in that role,” she said.

Click here to read the full article.

Ethics Office Thinks Gop Rep. Broke Law | The Daily Beast

June 11, 2014

“ISIS control in Mosul is contingent on political alliances they have made with the Baathists and the tribal groups,” said Brian Fishman, a fellow at the New America Foundation, who has been following ISIS since the group's early days during the Iraq war.

The CIA: From Hush-Hush to Tweet-Tweet | The Daily Beast

June 11, 2014

Longtime CIA official Philip Mudd, who was deputy director of counterterrorism analysis when he retired in 2010, said his conversations with current Agency operatives confirm Harlow's view. “Some people at the Agency don't like this,” said Mudd, who ...

Meet the Man Who's Trying to Predict and Fight Tech's Future Battles | BuzzFeed

June 11, 2014

Sascha Meinrath is tired of fighting tech's biggest policy battles from behind. As the founder of the Open Technology Institute, an institution that's been advocating open internet initiatives since 2008, Meinrath in April launched X-Lab, an ...

Teacher, School Accountability Systems Shaken Up | Education Week

June 10, 2014

"The concern is, of course, is that if you're pausing these consequences, are you going to unpause them?" said Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst with the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank.

Click here to read the full article.

12 Questions About Bowe Bergdahl, Answered | Vox

June 10, 2014

According to Anand Gopal, an expert on the Taliban at the New America Foundation, "of the five released Taliban," he writes, "only 2 have the potential to make an appreciable impact on the battlefield: Fazl & Noori...Khairkhwa isn't a military ...

What Obama's Plan To Lighten Loan Burdens Means For Mbas | Businessweek

June 10, 2014

That's the same monthly burden as someone who owes $80,000 but earns the same amount, calculates Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan public policy institute. And since both ...

China Thinks Hillary is Bossy | Foreign Policy

June 10, 2014

Foreign affairs specialist Walter Russell Mead describes her as "a realist who believes that the United States and China can reach a genuine accommodation based on economic interests and a common desire to avoid war." What do the Chinese and their ...

Programs:
Syndicate content Syndicate content