Speaker Graphic The inaugural Global SOF Foundation (GSF) Modern Warfare Symposium and Expo will bring together the special operations forces (SOF) community on August 21-23, 2018 in Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike Conference Center. Modern Warfare Symposium Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Command (USASOC), the purpose of this event is to convene subject […]

The Beltway and the Ivory Tower: Bridging the Gap Event The gap between policy and academic research has bedeviled national security policy for years. What are the roots of this challenge and how can it be addressed? What kind of research do foreign policymakers want? How should we evaluate policy relevance and can it be […]

The Washington Daybook June 21, 2018 New America holds a book discussion on “Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances.” SECTION: BOOK DISCUSSION; ||STATE/SECURITY/BOOK|| Foreign Affairs LENGTH: 65 words TIME: 2 p.m. PARTICIPANTS: author Tricia Bacon, assistant professor at American University; and Peter Bergen, vice president of New America LOCATION: New America, 740 15th Street NW, […]

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 […]