David Sterman

Policy Analyst, International Security Program

David Sterman is a policy analyst at New America and holds a master's degree from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies. His work focuses on homegrown extremism and the maintenance of New America's datasets on terrorism inside the United States and the relative roles of NSA surveillance and traditional investigative tools in preventing such terrorism.

Prior to working at New America, Mr. Sterman was a contributing editor at Southern Pulse, and he interned at the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information in Jerusalem. He graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2012.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Certain Muslim Immigrants Should Be Under Long-Term Surveillance, a DHS Draft Report Urges

David Sterman spoke to the Washington Post regarding a leaked DHS memo that called for surveillance of 'at-risk' Muslim immigrants.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
How a 43-Year-Old American Youth Counselor Turned to ISIS

David Sterman spoke to CNN regarding a new George Washington University report on foreign fighters.


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Donald Trump’s Team Misleads in Tying International Terrorism Report to Immigration

David Sterman was quotes in a Politifact article about the misleading parts of a Trump administration report on immigration and terrorism.


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Fact-Checking Cory Booker's Statistic on Attacks by White Nationalist Hate Groups

David Sterman was quoted in a PolitiFact article evaluating a claim by Sen. Booker comparing far-right and Islamist terrorism


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Under Trump, Can We Trust The Government's Terrorism Data?

David Sterman wrote for CNN, evaluating the misleading aspects of a recent DHS and DOJ report on immigration and terrorism.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Five Problems with the DHS/DOJ Report on Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

On January 16, 2018, the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security released a report on foreign terrorist entry.


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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.


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Trump's New Travel Ban Still Doesn't Fly

Peter Bergen and David Sterman wrote for CNN about Trump's new travel ban, citing Jihadist Terrorism After 9/11.


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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.


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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
Bergen: Domestic Abuse can Portend Terror Violence

Peter Bergen and David Sterman co-authored an article in CNN detailing the background of James T. Hodgkinson, the man who attacked the Repub


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Return of Leftist Terrorism?

Peter Bergen and David Sterman co-authored an article published on CNN about the recent attack on the Republican congressional baseball pra