Shane Harris

Fellow, International Security Program

Shane Harris is a fellow with the International Security Program at New America and a member of its Future of War team. He is a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security, as well as the author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex which explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. He is also the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honors the best journalists in America under the age of 35.

Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Shane was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine and, before that, at the Washingtonian magazine, where he was part of the team that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, the Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and Web site, where Shane wrote a blog on national security called Dead Drop.

Shane graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. He is also a fiction writer. While living in Los Angeles, he helped found and served as the artistic director of a sketch comedy troupe. Shane is a Sundance Film Festival screenwriting finalist.


All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
GOP Activist Who Sought Clinton Emails Cited Trump Campaign Officials

Shane Harris wrote for The Wall Street Journal about Peter W. Smith's possible involvement with Trump campaign officials


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

Shane Harris wrote for The Wall Street Journal about a GOP operative and his connection to the hackers that obtained Clinton's private email


RESOURCE SECURITY
Covering a Potential Terrorist Attack? Keep These Things in Mind

The Columbia Journalism Review covered Resource Security's "Covering Terrorism" event, quoting Shane Harris and Peter Bergen.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
Republicans Peddle Fear and Little Else on Day One of RNC 2016

Shane Harris wrote for the Daily Beast about the first day of the Republican National Convention.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Friday News Roundup – International

President Obama meets with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Britain.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Iran’s Mysterious American Prisoner Claimed He Was an FBI Informant. Oops.

Shane Harris wrote for the Daily Beast about an Iranian-American released from an Iranian prison.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
How the State Department Caved to Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer on Classified Emails

Shane Harris wrote for The Daily Beast about the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's private email server.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
San Bernardino Terrorists’ Visa Story Doesn’t Add Up

Tafsheen Malik got into the U.S. on a fiancée visa, but friends say she was already married.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Congress: Bowe Bergdahl Swap Was FUBAR

The Pentagon insists that trading an American captive for five Taliban fighters was the ‘best deal we could get.’


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Was San Bernardino Attack a New Type of Violence?

The massacre that took 14 lives may not have been a straight-ahead case of terrorism or of workplace violence.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Exclusive: Secret U.S. Hostage Held by Taliban Allies

‘There are still Americans in captivity in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,’ a top congressman reveals. The question is: How many?


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Feds Want ‘Backdoor’ Into Phones, While Terrorists Walk Through Front Door

Shane Harris writes that law enforcement is taking advantage of the Paris attack to renew its war on encryption.