Peter Bergen wins top honor in Washington Institute book prize By Allen McDuffee The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has announced the winners of its annual book prize “to reward outstanding writing and to stimulate new contributions to the field” of Middle East affairs. New America Foundation’s Peter Bergen won the Gold Prize ($30,000) […]

Best Books of 2011: History Erik Larson has crafted a gripping, deeply-intimate narrative with a climax that reads like the best political thriller in In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin (Kindle Book, print edition) and tops our History list for 2011. See more–including our editors’ picks in […]

    What’s behind the furor in Pakistan? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Andrew Lebovich, Special to CNN updated 2:41 PM EST, Thu November 24, 2011 Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, resigned Tuesday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. resigns over memo to Adm. Mike Mullen Peter Bergen, […]

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 Bin and gone, TIME OUT Hong Kong

  Bin and gone Posted: 10 Oct 2011 CNN terrorism expert Peter Bergen tells Matt Fleming that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda have lost America’s ‘longest war’ Few people in the world can claim they met the late, not-quite-so-great Osama bin Laden in the flesh. And only a handful of Western journalists could write a letter home after […]

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 Chasing Al Qaeda

  The New Republic September 15, 2011 Chasing Al Qaeda BYLINE: PETER BERGEN SECTION: Pg. 10 LENGTH: 1265 words I HAVE COVERED the story of violent jihadism for the past 18 years, and, more than anything else, it has been a slow process of discovery. Looking back, it seems clear to me that, at any […]

Study reveals the many faces of terrorism By Peter Bergen, CNN, and Andrew Lebovich, Special to CNN updated 8:44 AM EST, Sat September 10, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Recent terror alert renews concern about al Qaeda, authors say Their study shows domestic terrorism often comes from non-Islamist sources Non-Islamist terrorists have been more likely to seek […]

Foreign Affairs July 2011 – August 2011 Washington’s Phantom War Subtitle: The Effects of the U.S. Drone Program in Pakistan BYLINE: Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann SECTION: Pg. 12 Vol. 90 No. 4 LENGTH: 3329 words PETER BERGEN is Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation and the author of […]

  < How Bin Laden’s Death Has Affected Al-Qaida Copyright ©2011 National Public Radio®. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. text size A A A Heard on Fresh Air from WHYY August 2, 2011 – TERRY GROSS, host: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. The 10th anniversary of the September […]

The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda Filed in Current Events & Politics on August 1, 2011 with no comments by Peter Bergen Free Press, $28.00, 476 pages Al-Qaeda wouldn’t exist without America, and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen’s The Longest War therefore focuses on the hows and whys from both […] June 23, 2011 Thursday 4:09 AM EST Behind the scene of the Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: U.S. LENGTH: 843 words   According to senior administration officials, the planning for President Barack Obama’s announcement for the drawdown from Afghanistan began in January of this year […]