New York Review of Books

The American Jewish Cocoon

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

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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. ...

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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.

Unarmed Protest: A New Palestinian Approach?

  • By
  • Eyal Press,
  • New America Foundation
June 14, 2010 |

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international firestorm, several hundred Palestinian demonstrators guided a nine-meter wooden model of the raided boat, the Mavi Marmara, on a march through the West Bank village of Bil’in. Adorned on both sides with the star and crescent of the Turkish flag, the patchwork vessel had been mounted on a car and steered toward the Israeli-built security fence, which cuts through the village and has since 2005 inspired regular protests there.

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