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Can Congress Rein in the Spies? | New York Review of Books

July 30, 2014
And the same day, the New America Foundation issued Surveillance Costs, a report noting the widespread economic harm to US tech companies that NSA surveillance has inflicted, as potential customers around the world take their business elsewhere.

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The American Jewish Cocoon

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
September 10, 2013 |

‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading'

  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
January 14, 2013 |

It is not unusual for filmmakers to try to inject authenticity into a movie’s first frames by flashing onscreen words such as “based on real events.” Yet the language chosen by the makers of Zero Dark Thirty to preface their film about events leading to the death of Osama bin Laden is distinctively journalistic: “Based on Firsthand Accounts of Actual Events.” As those words fade, “September 11, 2001” appears against a black screen and we hear genuine emergency calls made by victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center.


Dead Or Alive | New York Review Of Books

October 5, 2012

... of bin Laden's couriers came together and the courier was located in Pakistan, according to the version given by the Obama administration after Neptune Spear and illuminated in reportorial depth by the journalist Peter Bergen in his recent book ...

Why They Get Pakistan Wrong | New York Review Of Books

September 12, 2011

... A gunsight is not, however, the primary lens through which King’s College professor and former London Times journalist Anatol Lieven sees Pakistan. Quite the opposite: his Pakistan: A Hard Country, by far the most insightful survey of Pakistan I have read in recent years, reflects sensitivity and considerable, if clear-eyed, affection. ...

The Rise of Bin Laden | New York Review of Books

May 3, 2011

... Among the best informed were those who had read Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, a remarkable book published a few weeks before the public hearings began, which got much attention among people who follow intelligence matters, although nothing like the publicity given shortly afterward to Richard Clarke’s Against All Enemies. ...


The Internet: For Better or for Worse

  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
March 18, 2011 |

Last June, Khaled Said, a twenty-eight-year-old Alexandrian, suffered a vicious public beating at the hands of Egyptian police. Several witnesses documented the assault with cell phone cameras. Said apparently died from his wounds, but the police claimed he had choked to death on illegal drugs. Outraged Egyptians posted contrary evidence on Facebook pages and on YouTube.

The Internet: For Better or for Worse | New York Review Of Books

March 17, 2011

... In The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov presents the most prominent book-length argument to date in opposition to the idea that the Internet is a force for liberation. His purpose is to refute what he calls “cyber-utopianism,” which he defines as “a naïve belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication.” ...

Health Care: The Disquieting Truth

September 30, 2010

... In an epilogue written with Shannon Brownlee (the journalist and author of the excellent 2007 book Overtreated), Wennberg assesses the recent health care legislation, ...

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Kashmir: The Time Has Come

  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
September 30, 2010 |

In late October 2008, on the eve of the election that would elevate him to the White House, Barack Obama made some of the most expansive comments about the Kashmir conflict that have ever come from an American presidential candidate.

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