New America in the News: 2012

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.

Valerie Plame Welcomes New Breed Of Fictional Female Spy In Zero Dark Thirty | The Guardian (London)

December 15, 2012

... have an exceptional knack for detail, for seeing patterns and understanding relationships – and they also, quite frankly, spend a great deal less time telling war stories, chatting and going outside for cigarettes," he told CNN security journalist ...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Guardian Review Says Film Idolizes The Cia And Is Filled ... | Business Insider

December 15, 2012

I discussed the film's depiction of torture as valuable in finding bin Laden because I did not believe that the New York Times' Frank Bruni, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, New York's David Edelstein, CNN's Peter Bergen and all sorts of other ...

U.S. Analysts: Military Intervention No Solution To Syrian Crisis | Fars News Agency

December 15, 2012

Another expert, the New American Foundation's Brian Fishman, noted that the US military intervention is unlikely to produce a stable post-conflict Syrian government and recommended a patient approach to be adopted by the US official rather considering ...

Don't Look For A Texas Debate On Gun Limits | San Antonio Express

December 15, 2012

They're here to stay, because they're deeply ingrained in the Texas character, says Michael Lind, a native Texan and a fellow at the Washington-based New America Foundation. He suggests that the power of the gun culture lies in the state's rural ...

Potential Tax Bill Tied To Student Loan Debt May Be Ticking Bomb | Boston Globe

December 15, 2012

But Jason Delisle, who has written extensively about the income-linked repayment programs as director of the federal education budget project at the New America Foundation, points to an Office of Management and Budget effort that took a stab at it.

'Zero Dark Thirty' As Ideological Weapon | Los Angeles Times

December 15, 2012

... ideological weapon by those on various sides of the torture debate echoes how the real-life instances of interrogation and intelligence-gathering have been wielded by various camps as well, as the author and intelligence expert Peter Bergen lays ...

Looking For Bin Laden In 'Zero Dark Thirty' | NPR

December 14, 2012

Dianne Feinstein and author Peter Bergen say no, author Mark Bowden and Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal's CIA sources say yes. “ Bigelow doesn't serve up a Hollywood shootout, and the way the SEALs pump extra bullets into prone bodies ...

Zero Dark Thirty: CIA Hagiography, Pernicious Propaganda | Glenn Greenwald ... | The Guardian (London)

December 14, 2012

I discussed the film's depiction of torture as valuable in finding bin Laden because I did not believe that the New York Times' Frank Bruni, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, New York's David Edelstein, CNN's Peter Bergen and all sorts of other ...

Study Reveals Disparity In Surgery Rates | Iowa City Press Citizen

December 14, 2012

“It often is the physician's preference that wins the day,” said Shannon Brownlee, a Dartmouth instructor who led the national study. The researchers compared how often Medicare recipients from various areas of the country underwent a dozen types of ...

Decisions About Surgery Often Hinge On Where You Live | The Seattle Times

December 14, 2012

Shannon Brownlee, a co-author of the study, said the prevalence of specialized facilities, such as heart-catheterization labs, also appears to push up rates. "Fact is, if you have a lot of supply there, it tends to get used and it affects, in a ...

Zero Dark Thirty Under Fire For Justifying Torture | The Australian

December 14, 2012

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said the film could imply that torture led to bin Laden, which was not true. The Senate intelligence committee was due to vote overnight on whether to approve a report on US interrogation techniques. Ms ...

Global Treaty Becomes Showdown Over Future Of Internet | Los Angeles Times

December 14, 2012

... Western ideas of free speech and advocacy for clamping down on it are a number of countries in the global south that feel alienated from the operation of the Internet, said Tim Maurer of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation.

Mobile Technology A Game Changer In Developing World | CIO Magazine

December 14, 2012

Covell points out that there are some 6 billion mobile users in the world. Of those, adds Eric Tyler of the New America Foundation, 5 billion reside in parts of the developing world. And the devices they are using are becoming increasingly ...

They Can Knock You Down With Soft Punch | Daily Pioneer

December 14, 2012

According to Peter Bergen, the author and global security expert, “the prominent role that women played in the hunt for bin Laden was reflective of the largest cultural shift at the CIA in the past two decades”. Tamir Pardo, the director of Israel's ...

For Student Borrowers, a Tax Time Bomb | New York Times

December 14, 2012

But Jason Delisle, who has written extensively about the income-linked repayment programs as director of the federal education budget project at the New America Foundation, points to an Office of Management and Budget effort that took a stab at it. The O.M.B. assumed that 400,000 borrowers from 2012 through 2021, each with a beginning average loan balance of about $39,500, would each eventually receive loan forgiveness of about $41,000. Yes, you read that right. The forgiven debt will be more than the original balance, albeit many years later.

Think Tank Lambastes Big Beer Brewers, Modelo Sale | ABC News

December 14, 2012

With Anhueser-Busch Inbev seeking a controlling share of Grupo Modelo, the brewer of Corona and Modelo Especial, the D.C.-based New America Foundation criticized the sale, which it says would solidify a virtual duopoly of the American beer market, ...

Challenges Lie Ahead For Syrian National Coalition | Frontier Post

December 14, 2012

On the other hand, Brian Fishman from the New American Foundation voices his doubts over the wisdom of American military intervention in Syria. To him, a military intervention can hardly produce a stable post-Assad Syria. An American military ...

Study Reveals Disparity In Surgery Rates | Des Moines Register

December 14, 2012

“It often is the physician's preference that wins the day,” said Shannon Brownlee, a Dartmouth instructor who led the national study. The researchers compared how often Medicare recipients from various areas of the country underwent a dozen types of ...

It's Our Duty — All Of U.S. — To Fight For The Open Web | GigaOm

December 14, 2012

Law professor Tim Wu, who coined the term “net neutrality,” has argued that technology markets (including earlier versions such as electricity and the automobile) often go through cycles of being open and closed. Companies that rose to prominence ...

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Cell Phone Connectivity Changes Economies, Health Care, Lives Across Globe | National Journal

December 14, 2012

Of the 6 billion mobile subscribers across the globe, 5 billion are in the developing world, said Eric Tyler of the New America Foundation at a Brookings Institution summit on mobile technology Thursday. (Related Atlantic Wire Chart: Percentage of ...

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