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The Case for Net Neutrality

  • By
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
June 17, 2014 |

The Missing Shale Miracle | Foreign Affairs

March 23, 2014

Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Prize, reported that in Davos this year competitiveness was “was calibrated along only one axis -- energy.” Cheaper energy in the United States, he wrote, “puts European industrial production at a ...

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From Cold War to Cold Shoulder

  • By
  • Tim Naftali,
  • New America Foundation
August 14, 2013 |

A Clunky Cyberstrategy

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
April 26, 2012 |

Soon after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year, protesters stormed the Egyptian national security headquarters, in which police records are housed. Some Egyptians found files the authorities had compiled about them. Others uncovered files focusing on friends and colleagues. There were wiretap transcripts, reams of printouts of intercepted e-mails, and mobile messages, communications once thought to be private.

George Kennan, Michael McFaul, and Their Paranoid Hosts

  • By
  • Tim Naftali,
  • New America Foundation
April 18, 2012 |

5:08 PM: Welceom [sic] to my life. Press has right to film me anywhere. But do they have a right to read my email and listen to my phone?

5:14 PM: When I asked these "reporters" how they knew my schedule, I got no answer. Heard the same silence when they met me after meeting w/[Anatoly] Chubais.

1:15 AM: Just watched NTV. I mispoke [sic] in bad Russian. Did not mean to say "wild country." Meant to say NTV actions "wild." I greatly respect Russia.

-- U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, on Twitter, March 29–30, 2012

Ideas Man

  • By
  • Nicholas Thompson,
  • New America Foundation
January 3, 2012 |

The first book to complicate the reputation of George Kennan came out in 1967. It was 600 pages long, and the cover would show a forlorn young man staring right at you. The tale was of an awkward boy from the Midwest who never quite fits in. He gains knowledge in the Foreign Service and becomes the United States' wisest Soviet analyst. Then, for a brief -- but crucial -- moment, he serves as the head of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff under President Harry Truman, helping remake the world after World War II.

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The UN's Battle with NCDs

  • By
  • Sheri Fink,
  • Rebecca Rabinowitz,
  • New America Foundation
September 20, 2011 |

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it an "invisible epidemic." In the United States and now many parts of the developing world, the biggest killers are no longer infectious diseases, such as HIV and AIDS or malaria, but rather chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Washington's Phantom War

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Katherine Tiedemann,
  • New America Foundation
June 22, 2011 |

One hot summer evening in 2009, in a small village in the remote Pakistani tribal agency of South Waziristan, a pair of Hellfire missiles fired from an unmanned Predator drone slammed into a house, killing the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, along with his wife. About a year later, in May 2010, down a dirt road from Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, a missile from another Predator killed Mustafa Abu al-Yazid (known as Saeed al-Masri), a founding member of al Qaeda, along with his wife and several of their children.

Same Netanyahu, Different Israel

  • By
  • Daniel Levy,
  • New America Foundation
May 24, 2011 |

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, much will look familiar to the last time he was accorded this honor, 15 years ago, during his first term as prime minister. Then, Netanyahu felt more at home in a Republican-led Congress (the GOP held both houses in 1996) than at Pennsylvania Avenue in a Democrat-inhabited White House. And he did little to disguise his willingness to play adversarial politics on the president's home turf.

The Leaderless Jihad's Leader | Foreign Affairs

May 13, 2011

As the world's foremost expert on bin Laden, Peter Bergen, summed up, “OBL was the leader of the leaderless jihad!” Yet, until the documents seized in the May 2 US commando raid on bin Laden's hide-out in Abbottabad were leaked a week after the raid, ...

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