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

Trump's Travel Ban Would Not Have Prevented a Single Death From Jihadist Terror

Immigrants from Muslim Nations Fear What Trump Changes Will Bring

Albert Ford was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle giving background on the findings of the “Terrorism in America After 9/11” data.

Terrorism in America After 9/11

A comprehensive, up-to-date source of online information about terrorist activity in the United States since 9/11.

After Orlando, More Questions Than Answers

How can we be sure we're asking the right ones in the wake of the country's latest tragedy?

ISIS in the West

The links between the Paris attackers and the Brussels terrorists raises the importance of understanding the Western “foreign fighters.”

What Is It Good For?

Albert Ford presents five top takeaways from the 2016 Future of War conference.