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Free Expression Another Casualty of Sanctions | Inter Press Service

December 6, 2013

“There is really no reason why U.S. sanctions should be inadvertently doing the work of oppressive governments,” Danielle Kehl, a researcher at the New America Foundation (NAF), a non-partisan think tank here, said Thursday at the launch of a new report that criticises some aspects of the U.S. sanctions approach in Iran and beyond.

Kehl points to how unclear sanctions regulations have curtailed the ability of ordinary citizens to share and access information over the internet in countries where U.S. sanctions are in place.

Israel Defiant on Settlements As Peace Talks Open | Inter Press Service

August 15, 2013

Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, says that the problem is the massive imbalance of power between them and Israel. “It is the Palestinian leadership's participation in ...

Afghan Mission Not Quite Ending | Inter Press Service

July 22, 2013

What keeps the U.S. in Afghanistan is the nightmare of history repeating itself, said Professor Anatol Lieven at King's College in London. He is referring to the 1975 fall of Saigon and the defeat of the U.S.-supported South Vietnamese army to the ...

Report Claims No Pakistani Civilian Deaths From Drones In 2012 | Inter Press Service

July 17, 2012

Civilian deaths due to drone strikes in Pakistan are falling rapidly, and the death rate is now close to zero – or so asserts a New America Foundation (NAF) report. The report was authored by Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland of NAF, a public policy think tank based in Washington DC. Bergen is the cable news channel CNN's national security analyst and a director of NAF, and Rowland is a programme associate. The report states that since 2004, there have been 310 drone ...

Less Counter-Insurgency, More Asia In New U.S. Strategy | Inter Press Service

January 5, 2012

"The Pentagon's proposed reductions in its spending plans are far too low," according to William Hartung, a veteran defence analyst at the Washington-based Center for International Policy. "If the administration were to follow up on its own rhetoric on ...

U.S. Looks Increasingly Irrelevant as Mideast Peace Broker

  • By
  • Jonathan Guyer,
  • New America Foundation
October 21, 2011 |

While a growing number of influential voices here and in the region insist that the nearly 20-year, U.S.-sponsored "peace process" has reached its terminal phase, the administration of President Barack Obama remains committed to reviving direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

"…[M]oving forward, we want to see progress on the peace talks," State Department spokesman Mark Toner has emphasised repeatedly over the last two weeks, which have seen Washington's special envoy David Hale shuttling between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Obama Confirms Full Withdrawal by Christmas | Inter Press Service

October 21, 2011

... was one of the worst strategic errors in American history, and, despite the Pentagon's desire to stay, it was the right call to have a full withdrawal," said Steve Clemons, director of the American Security Project at the New America Foundation. ...

Republican Frontrunner Touts Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy | Inter Press Service

October 7, 2011

That drew strong criticism from Steve Clemons, founder of the American Strategy Programme at the New America Foundation, who called the speech "depressingly conventional in the sense that he looks at the Pentagon as the source of the country's strength ...

Concerns Loom Over Implications of Enhancement Technology | Inter Press Service

September 30, 2011

If one person in my SAT class enhances, that's one thing, but if it is 25 percent, it begins to skew the curve," Allenby said at the forum, "Is Our Techo-Human Marriage in Need of Counselling", held in September at the New America Foundation and ...

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Politics Throws Palestine Under the Bus | Inter Press Service

September 24, 2011

... then others, including Europeans, will lose patience, and pursue alternatives to direct negotiations, including at the UN," according to Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator now based at the New America Foundation here. ...

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