Emily Schneider

Emily Schneider was a senior program associate for the International Security Program at New America. Her research focused on the use of drones for military and civilian purposes, comparative cyber security issues, and national security law and policy. She was also the assistant editor for Foreign Policy's South Asia Channel. Outside of New America, Emily is an advisory council member for the Global Accountability Initiative and the managing editor for the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, a publication of the American Society of International Law.

Previously, she worked at 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.

Emily has a J.D. from Syracuse University, a M.A. degree in English from the University of Rochester, and a B.A. degree in English from Pennsylvania State University.

All Work

Report: Lone Wolf Terrorism

In January 2015, the New American Foundation conducted a study that concluded that NSA telephonic collection efforts were only useful in app

Reflections From the First Annual Conference on the Future of War

February 24-25, 2015 New America and Arizona State University held the First Annual Future of War Conference.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Pulse?

It is, indeed, a frightening scenario—and it isn’t the only threat to the nation’s electricity grid. U.S. critical infrastructure is also vu

The Threat of the Big Bad Pulse

Some in Congress and the private sector want to spend a lot of time—and money—preparing for the threat of electro magnetic pulse weapons. Sh

The Last Defenders of the NSA

To sum up, Fleitz’s national-security claim is unsubstantiated while skeptics of Section 215 are on solid ground. As Peter Bergen put it in

Beyond the Jihadi Bride: Our Distorted Understanding of Women’s Motivations to Join Extremist Organizations

This article aims to first, examine the growing phenomenon of female foreign fightersfrom the West to Iraq and Syria and second, discuss pos

Ten Recommendations for Obama’s CVE Summit

In light of recent attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, Paris — and now Copenhagen — President Obama announced a White House Summit on Countering Viol

What the media gets wrong about the brides of ISIS

Reports describe many motivations for female foreign fighters — highlighting factors that can be traced back to a woman's sexuality, domesti

Armed Conflict and Compliance in Muslim States, 1947–2014: Does Conflict Look Different under International Humanitarian Law?

Regions with large Muslim populations in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa are no strangers to conflict and warfare, including protracted st

How the Kouachi brothers turned to terrorism

Before they died, one of the brothers spoke on the phone to a journalist from the French news network BFM saying, "We are just telling you t

Rise of the female jihadists

According to data collected by New America, based on media reports and court documents, of the 455 individuals who have been publicly identi

War of the Words

But the problem with these attempts to prioritize critical infrastructure sectors is that these terms are applied inconsistently, and there