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
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
How Does Journalism Shape our Response to Terrorism?

The policy paper "War and Tweets" was cited in a Poynter article about local news coverage of terrorist attacks.


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.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Forsaken: Persecution of Christians in Today’s Middle East

Daniel Williams discusses his new book about Christian persecution in the Middle East


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Terrorism in America After 9/11

A comprehensive, up-to-date source of online information about terrorist activity in the United States since 9/11.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
An Act of Domestic Terrorism

Peter Bergen and David Sterman wrote for CNN about domestic terrorism.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
From Russia With Hate

Peter Bergen and David Sterman wrote for CNN about Russian citizens that join ISIS.