Peter Bergen

New America Foundation; Author and Journalist


Peter Bergen is director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation, a research fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security, and CNN's national security analyst. In 1997, he produced the first television interview with Osama bin Laden, airing on CNN.

Featured Work

DEC 12, 2012 Podcast

Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

"Talibanistan" is the nickname for the embattled territory from Kandahar in Afghanistan to Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Two experts explode ...

NOV 19, 2001 Podcast

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden

Who is bin Laden? What drives him? Peter Bergen is one of the few Westerners who has interviewed bin Laden face to face. He has ...