Counternarcotics: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan Event Afghanistan’s drug trade presents a vexing challenge for policy makers in what has become America’s longest war. Despite the U.S. spending approximately $8.6 billion on counternarcotics in Afghanistan since 2002, the country is the world’s largest opium producer and opium poppy is the country’s largest cash […]

From Revolution Muslim to Islamic State: The American Roots of ISIS’ Online Prowess Event ISIS has lost the vast majority of its territorial holdings in Syria and Iraq, yet attacks continue from France to Indonesia. Many have pointed to ISIS’ online capabilities as an explanation. However, little known is that ISIS’ online capabilities owe their […]

Countering Disinformation & Violent Extremism in the Digital Age Event Hostile governments looking to influence foreign elections. Terrorists and terrorist groups communicating with each other and sharing extremist content. Unwitting consumption of fake news. These are just some of the many threats to individuals’ safety, security and privacy across social-media and online platforms. As the […]

Iraq After ISIS: What to Do Now In 2017, the United States dealt ISIS a devastating blow eliminating its territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria. Iraq, which will hold national elections on May 12th, emerged out of the war against ISIS strong and in an increasingly positive mood. Yet as Iraq looks ahead to a […]

April 9, 2018 Washington, D.C. Future of War Conference 2018 About April 9, 2018 Washington, D.C. Future of War Conference 2018 About About the Event New America and Arizona State University invite you to the 2018 Future of War Conference on April 9 in Washington, D.C. Leaders from government, military, journalism, academia, and the private […]

​​The Future of the “Islamic State” Provinces and Affiliates: Decline or Continued Impact after the Fall of the “Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria? ​ Conference at the American University of Beirut Organized by AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung March 20th – 21st, 2017 ​ ​​​​​​​ […]

Pakistan?s Nuclear Bomb A Story of Defiance, Deterrence, and Deviance By Hassan Abbas Professor, The College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University Moderator & Discussant: Peter Bergen, Vice President, New America WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM WHERE: Marshall Hall, National Defense University Library, Special Collections BOOK SUMMARY: This […]

February 26, 2018 New America holds a discussion on “Preventing the Next Charlottesville: How Governments Can Respond to Private Paramilitaries.” SECTION: DISCUSSION; ||GOVT/CRIME/MILITIA|| Politics LENGTH: 161 words TIME: 4:30 p.m. PARTICIPANTS: former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary McCord, senior litigator from practice and visiting law professor at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute […]

International Security Events The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam RSVP When February 22, 2018 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Where New America 740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 Edward Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional […]

Monday, February, 19, 2018 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Tampa, Florida

2018 Global SOF Symposium GLOBAL SOF FOUNDATION U.S. and international special operations leaders will gather on February 19-21, 2018 for an exclusive event to focus on strategic security issues, innovation, and relationship-building. A full agenda featuring international thought leaders, technical experts, and transition education will provide attendees with a unique experience Attendees include: active duty […]







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