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American hostages more likely to die than others from the West Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst and Christopher Mellon Updated 8:34 PM ET, Sun January 8, 2017 A New America report indicates US hostages fare far worse than other Western hostages Peter Bergen and Christopher Mellon: This is in part because […]

Afghan Taliban video purportedly shows American, Australian hostages By Barbara Starr, Peter Bergen and Steve Almasy, CNN Updated 2:02 PM ET, Thu January 12, 2017 Story highlights The two teachers were abducted in Afghanistan The men in the video ask President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate their release (CNN)The Afghan Taliban released a new video Wednesday […]

Election ResultsNationWorldOur Team Family reveals American vanished in Afghanistan two years ago Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:53 PM ET, Thu January 5, 2017 (CNN) Some time in May 2014, Paul Overby, an American writer in his 70’s, disappeared as he was traveling between Khost in Afghanistan and North Waziristan […]

No, President-elect Trump: Russian hacking is not like the CIA’s WMD fiasco Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:00 AM ET, Wed January 4, 2017 Trump mocks intel agencies on Russian hack U.S. P Story highlights Iraq WMD misjudgment was huge scandal for CIA; has completely changed how agency forms its […]

Trucks as killing machines: A frightening form of low-tech terror Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:09 AM ET, Tue December 20, 2016 Peter Bergen: Both ISIS and al Qaeda have urged that vehicles be used as weapons Bergen: Such attacks are difficult to guard against, can cause great casualties Peter […]

How Trump can respond to US hostage appeal Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 11:58 AM ET, Wed December 21, 2016 Couple abducted, kids born in captivity Story highlights Peter Bergen: Video appeal to President-elect by kidnapped American is unprecedented It’s long past time for hostages of Haqqani Network to be […]

December 2, 2016 Friday 4:11 PM EST Inside the mind of ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: OPINIONS LENGTH: 1709 words In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his “General George Patton.” Yet that label may not really capture what makes […]

December 1, 2016 Thursday 1:02 PM GMT Ohio State attack ‘has its roots in the United States’ BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman LENGTH: 917 words DATELINE: (CNN) Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona […]

November 28, 2016 Monday 8:58 PM EST Why David Petraeus would be a smart choice for Trump’s secretary of state BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: OPINIONS LENGTH: 1192 words President-elect Donald Trump met Monday in Manhattan with Gen. David Petraeus who is under consideration to be secretary of state. After the […]

Obama’s counterterrorism adviser on threats facing Trump administration Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 7:16 AM ET, Sun November 20, 2016 President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser tells Peter Bergen ISIS is on the run Lisa Monaco warns of possibility of terrorist attack in early days of Trump presidency “Peter Bergen is […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January, 18, 2017 Social Media Jihad 2.0, New America

Saturday, January, 21, 2017 LEGION OF BROTHERS premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, February, 16, 2017 The Future of Terrorism, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Tuesday, February, 21, 2017 Global SOF Foundation, Tampa, FL

Thursday, March, 02, 2017 Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, DC

Wednesday, March, 08, 2017 Suli Forum, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Iraq

Tuesday, March, 21, 2017 Future of War Conference, New America/ASU Washington DC

Tuesday, April, 18, 2017 YPO Seattle

Thursday, May, 18, 2017 New America’s 2017 Annual Conference, Washington DC

Tuesday, June, 20, 2017 Security Conference, Anaheim CA.

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