Courtney Schuster

Program Associate, International Security Program

Courtney Schuster was a program associate for the International Security Program at New America. Her research focused on U.S. special operations and the military's use of drones and the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. She is also an assistant editor for Foreign Policy's South Asia Channel.

Previously, Courtney worked as a criminal defense attorney in Northern Virginia and as a researcher for the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, a joint research center at Syracuse University's Maxwell School and College of Law, where she built a database on Muslim state compliance with international humanitarian law and Shari'a law.

Courtney has a J.D. from Syracuse University and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska.

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
These Are the Westerners Joining ISIS

The study aimed to discover who these people are — and what kind of threat they pose to Western nations.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Who becomes a terrorist?

A new report by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute, offers some answers. The study, "ISIS in the W


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
'Islamic State' threat greater to Europe than US

A report from the Washington-based New America think tank entitled "ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism" provides some clues. Of th


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Paris attacks bring new scrutiny to visa waiver program

A report from the New America Foundation released Wednesday estimated there are 4,500 Westerners who have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Situation Report:

The New America Foundation launched a new report this week that used open sources to identify at least 475 people from 25 Western countries


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Report: Westerners who join ISIS and the threat they pose to the U.S.

A lot more women are among the Westerners going to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) than there were among past groups of figh


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Questions about US safety after Paris attack

In a new report, researchers at New America Foundation, a public-policy institute, identified 23 US citizens who have travelled to Syria wit


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Why young American women are joining ISIS

An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New Am


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
ISIS in the West

In the wake of Paris, New America releases a major study that explores who decides to join jihadist terror organizations from the West.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Is the United States safe from a Paris-style Islamic State attack?

That assessment is echoed in a new report by the New America Foundation titled “ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism.” “Tracking the


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
ISIS in the West

Our in-depth report examines the 4,500 Westerners drawn to join ISIS and other militant groups in Syria.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The golden age of terrorism

In fact, the real Golden Age of terrorism in the United States was during the '70s, not in the post-9/11 world. Consider that terrorism in t