Albert Ford

Program Associate, International Security and Fellows Programs

Albert Ford is a program associate with the International Security and Fellows programs at New America. His work includes maintaining and expanding the program’s International Security Data Site, which includes comprehensive information regarding cases of homegrown extremism in the United States and tracks U.S.-conducted air and drone strikes, as well as Special Forces raids, in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. With the ISP team, he also researches the ISIS foreign fighter phenomenon, was a co-author for ISP's March 2016 "ISIS in the West: The Western Militant Flow to Syria and Iraq" report, and focuses on issues related to terrorism and extremism and their threat to and existence in the West. Previously, he edited and assisted with Foreign Policy magazine’s South Asia Channel. With the Fellows program, Albert provides administrative and general operating support.

Prior to joining New America, Albert lived in Cape Town, South Africa and worked for a marketing communications firm. He graduated with a B.A. in government from Georgetown University in 2014, has internship experience with The Detroit News and U.S. House of Representatives, and is originally from the Detroit, Michigan area.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
ISIS in Our Own Backyard: Group's U.S. Followers Are Diverse, in Places Large and Small

Albert Ford was quoted in a USA Today article about the wide variety of ISIS supporters in America


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
'Three-Sided Coin': Analyst Looks at Root Causes of Home-Grown Terrorism in US

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
In Europe and US, Homegrown Jihadists the Main Threat

Albert Ford was quoted in an Agence France-Presse story about homegrown extremism in the United States.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Visa Lottery Is Not Behind the Terrorist Threat

David Sterman and Albert Ford explain why tightening immigration policy will not do much to quell to the current terrorist threat in the US.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Jihadist Terrorism 16 Years after 9/11: A Threat Assessment

On the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, we assess the current scope of the jihadist terrorism threat.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Charlottesville Car Attack Was Terrorism. It’s Dangerous to Call It Anything Else.

Albert Ford wrote for Fortune Magazine about why it's dangerous to call the Charlottesville car attack anything but terrorism.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Trump’s Travel Ban Still Doesn’t Make Any Sense

A Washington Post article about the problems with President Trump's travel ban, quoted a New America report.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Not All Terrorists Are Muslims: As the Past Week Should Remind Us, Political Violence Is Not Restricted by Race, Religion or Ideology

Albert Ford was quoted in Salon about the many different forms of terrorist attacks.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Trump's Shameful Habit of All But Ignoring Attacks on Muslims

Albert Ford is quoted in Rolling Stone about Trump's reactions to attacks on Muslims


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
World of Drones

Examining the proliferation, development, and use of armed drones.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
America’s Counterterrorism Wars

Tracking the United States’ drone strikes and other operations in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Stephen Miller’s Kitchen Sink Approach to Justifying the Travel Ban