Gordon LaForge

Senior Policy Analyst

Gordon LaForge is a senior policy analyst at New America working on global politics.

LaForge is also a lecturer at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, where he teaches on international networks, and an associate with the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative.

LaForge was previously senior researcher at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies program, where he wrote on institution-building in fragile states. He has worked as a journalist in Southeast Asia, in the Defense Plans Division at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, and as a research analyst for Predata Inc., a predictive analytics and geopolitical risk firm.

LaForge's analysis and reporting have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Quarterly, The Daily Beast, The Diplomat, and other publications. He was awarded two Fulbright fellowships to Indonesia and is a 2022 Coeuraj Global Courage Fellow. 

LaForge holds an MPA in international relations from Princeton University and a BA in literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.