Tara Maller

Research Fellow, International Security Program

Tara Maller is a research fellow in the International Security Program at New America. She also currently serves as Spokesperson and Senior Policy Advisor for the Counter Extremism Project. She writes and speaks on areas related to sanctions, diplomacy, intelligence, cybersecurity, terrorism, Iraq, women in security & national service. Previously, she worked at BrightWire Inc. in New York, where she served as the managing editor and managing director of Operations, Americas. During her time at BrightWire, her primary responsibility was managing the media analyst team and providing editorial direction with regard to a wide range of global economic and political topics. In 2011, she received her Ph.D. in political science at MIT, where her dissertation focused on information collection, diplomacy and sanctions. During this time, she was an affiliate of MIT’s Security Studies Program and she served as research fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Maller worked as a military analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on the Iraq insurgency. During college, she interned in the DC Senate office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She has published articles in The Washington Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and PS: Political Science and Politics. She has recently published articles with ForeignPolicy.com, CNN.com, BlogsofWar.com, Bloomberg View, Al Jazeera America, Vox Media & The Huffington Post. Tara has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Al Jazeera America and HuffPost Live. Tara is also currently a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and the Millennial Action Network. She graduated with a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College and received a M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Fighting ISIS in the Information Space

What can be done to counter the violent messages coming from extremist groups around the globe?


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ISIS is making money from fake passport 'industry'

Tara Maller joined Fox News to discuss ISIS and the fake passport industry.


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Hope for Heedful Headlines on Hostage Recovery in 2016

The Obama administration issued a Presidential Policy Directive related to hostage recovery efforts in June.


Hope for Heedful Headlines on Hostage Recovery in 2016

You may not care about or trust those in the government working on hostage recovery. But in 2016, writes Tara Maller, they must convince you


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Tara Maller on MSNBC: Hollande/Putin meeting & ISIS

Tara Maller with Frances Rivera on MSNBC, discussing the Hollande/Putin meeting & ISIS.


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Tara Maller on FOX Business

Tara Maller of the International Security Program talks terrorism on FOX Business.


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Tara Maller with Erica Hill on MSNBC talking terrorism

Tara Maller with Erica Hill on MSNBC talking terrorism


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Why Do Terrorists Target Paris?

Tara Maller, associate director at The Aspen Institute and New America Research Fellow in the International Security Program, reacts to the


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Dempsey: Battle against ISIS could take 20 years

International Security Program Fellow Tara Maller speaks with On Air with Shepard Smith about the battle against ISIS. Watch the video here.


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Millions Exposed BY Data Breach Linked to China

Tara Maller of New America's International Security Program speaks with Huffington Post Live.


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Tara Maller: Half the Homeland – Mobilizing Women for Cybersecurity

Lastly, we need to work on expanding the base of female applicants with targeted social and cultural messages that change perceptions about


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Satellite images show growing danger of Boko Haram

Nigerian villages destroyed, hundreds killed