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.

Bergen is the author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, The Osama bin Laden I Know, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and al-Qaeda, and Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abottabad. He is also the editor of the essay collection Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion.

Bergen has reported on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and counterterrorism for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and many other publications.

In addition to his work for CNN, Bergen has also been a correpsondent for National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel.

Bergen was previously an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an adjunct professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Last Updated: August 15, 2017