Nicholas Schmidle

Fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs and author of "To Live or to Perish Forever"

Nicholas Schmidle appears in the following:

21st Century Space Race

Friday, August 17, 2018

Nicholas Schmidle reports on Virgin Galactic’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.

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If You Get Hacked, Do You Have The Right To Hack Back?

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Schmidle on why Congress is trying to pass a revision of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 


Did Chicago Police Coerce Witnesses?

Friday, August 08, 2014

New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Schmidle looks into whether the Chicago police coerced witnesses into implicating a man for a murder he didn’t commit.

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New Details on Bin Laden Raid

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

On May 1, a group of U.S. Navy SEALs entered Pakistan in Blackhawk helicopters and raided a compound in Abottobad, where they found and killed the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. An extraordinary story has now emerged of what is perhaps the most successful covert operation in U.S. history. 

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To Live or to Perish Forever

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nicholas Schmidle discusses the two years he spent in Pakistan. To Live or to Perish Forever explores the country’s short but turbulent history and reveals the two Pakistans the author discovered: one beautiful and friendly, the other frightening and deadly.

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Taliban Leader: Dead or Alive?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was reportedly killed by a U.S. missile strike on Wednesday, but some members of the Pakistani Taliban are insisting that their leader is still alive. ...


Analysis: The Video of the U.S. Soldier Held by Taliban

Monday, July 20, 2009

A chilling video was released last weekend of the first U.S. soldier, Army Private Bowe R. Bergdahl, to be captured by the Taliban since the war started in Afghanistan. The 23-year-ol...


President Obama to unveil Afghanistan plan today

Friday, March 27, 2009

President Barack Obama unveils his Afghan war strategy today. Officials say the President plans to send up to 4,000 more troops and will start a surge of civilian trainers on top of ...