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
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.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
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.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
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.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
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
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


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


FELLOWS and 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
The Likely Culprits Behind the St. Petersburg Bombing

Peter Bergen and David Sterman wrote for CNN about the likely perpetrators of the recent bombing in St. Petersburg's metro.


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