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
Does the Travel Ban Really Protect American Security?

Does the travel ban protect American security? What role does immigration policy play in counterterrorism?


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

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

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Through Exaggerated Statements, Trump Looks To Justify His Policies

David Sterman spoke to NPR about the data in ISP's “Terrorism in America After 9/11” and how it relates to Trump's travel ban.


Trump and the Deadly Politics of Denial

Trump's response to the Quebec mosque attack does not bode well for how his administration will react to far-right terror attacks.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Trump's Travel Ban on 'Bad Dudes' Actually Keeps out Women and Children

David Sterman was quoted, and the “Terrorism in America After 9/11” data was cited, in the Washington Post.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Trump's Travel Ban Wouldn't Have Stopped These Deadly Terrorists

Peter Bergen and David Sterman write for CNN about terror attacks in the United States and Trump's travel ban.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
To Pay Ransom or Not to Pay Ransom?

American hostages are more likely to remain in captivity or die than other Western hostages.


FELLOWS, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
Ohio State Attack 'Has Its Roots in the United States'

Peter Bergen and David Sterman wrote for CNN about the Ohio State attack.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and RESOURCE SECURITY
War and Tweets

This paper examines the changing context for public reactions to terrorism, and the role of news media and social media.