Emily Schneider

Senior Program Associate, International Security Program

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

ISIS reveals its strategy

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Underground Girls of Kabul

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2014 Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional Threats

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With Hezbollah and U.S. airstrikes in Syria, are we on the verge of a big Mideast war? Is this the end of Ottoman history?

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Hezbollah armed drone? Militants' new weapon

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Turning Protesters into Terrorists

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Now ISIS has drones?

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The Bursting Kurdish Bubble

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Return of the Drones?

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Obama has put Pakistan drone war on hold

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