Ari Ratner

New America Fellow

As a New America Fellow, Ari Ratner is writing a book on reforming bureaucracy for a new generation based on the experiences of young people in government during the Obama presidency. Ratner is currently a strategic communications consultant and has been collaborating with Alec Ross on a book on the next wave of globalized innovation in science and technology, to be published by Simon & Schuster. Previously, Ratner was appointed to serve at the State Department as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and as Congressional Liaison for Near Eastern Affairs. He has worked on press advance for the 2008 Obama for America campaign, the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and the White House. He was also a West Coast Correspondent for the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. Ratner is a graduate of Stanford University and has a M.P.P. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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Shared Values, Divided Politics

Both Israel and the United States have experienced a litany of crises that have re-shaped the relationship between the two.


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Did Netanyahu make the case?

But Tuesday's speech strains that bipartisan support more than almost anything else that has happened in recent years. Fifty-five members of


How The Arab Spring Exposed the Limits of American Power

It’s time to expand our strategy in the entire Mideast beyond military to include diplomatic, economic, and inspirational approaches.


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Should Americans be forced to vote?

Yet, mandatory voting is ill-suited to America's current realities.


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What happened to the debate over immigration reform?

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'Young People Have the Most at Stake in This Election': An Interview With Rep. Jared Polis

"Young people have a lot more at stake in any particular election than more senior Americans. They have their whole future ahead of them. So


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The Boardroom and the Bedroom

How both dating and finance have been screwed by the Internet.