Peter Bergen

Peter L. Bergen

Co-Director, Center on the Future of War
Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies
Vice President, New America

Peter L. Bergen is Vice President, Director of Studies and Fellows Programs and the International Security Program at New America and Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU.


His books Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Bin Laden have all been New York Times bestsellers, translated into multiple languages, and listed as among the best non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post, the Guardian, Amazon, Foreign Policy, the Sunday Times, The Times and other media. HBO turned Manhunt into a film that won the Emmy for best documentary and CNN used a prior book The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader for a film that was nominated for an Emmy and named the best documentary of 2006 by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Bergen is National Security Analyst at CNN and has written extensively about al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, homeland security and the Middle East for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and other newspapers and publications around the world.