Scott Shane - New York Times Journalist and Author of Objective Troy

Media for Objective Troy

The Lionel Gelber Prize ceremony for Objective Troy

March 29, 2016

At a ceremony in Toronto, Objective Troy was officially awarded the Lionel Gelber Prize, awarded each year to the best nonfiction book in English on foreign affairs. Scott gave a talk at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

Democracy Now video podcast: Scott Shane on Awlaki and Objective Troy

March 18, 2016

In recognition of Objective Troy winning the Gelber Prize, Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now interviewed Scott about Anwar's evolution, Obama, drones and more.

Sex, drones and Awlaki’s soul — how U.S. cleric became apostle of terror

March 07, 2016

In recognition of Objective Troy winning the Gelber Prize as best foreign affairs book of 2015, Olivia Ward of The Toronto Star interviewed Scott about the book and the story of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Interview with Michelle Shephard on CBC's The Current

March 04, 2016

In connection with the Lionel Gelber Prize, awarded to Objective Troy as the best book on foreign affairs for 2015, I spoke with Michelle Shephard, one of the finest journalists to cover terrorism, Guantanamo and related things over the last 15 years.

Announcement: Objective Troy chosen as "world's best book on foreign affairs"

March 01, 2016

Quite an honor: Objective Troy receives the Lionel Gelber Prize, awarded each year to the world's best book on public affairs. The citation reads: “Shane’s masterpiece is a rarity among foreign affairs books, flowing dramatically like a novel, carrying the academic weight of a thesis, and laying out enough policy dilemmas to fill a month of Sunday talk shows. The story of Anwar al-Awlaki is, in some ways, the story of Americans and Arabs in the age of terror, brought into sharp relief by the Obama administration and its unpredicted—and unpredictable—drone policy, which has redefined the meaning of war and reset its price.”

Talk at the International Peace Institute

February 18, 2016

Warren Hoge, a former New York Times correspondent, hosted me before a very international crowd at the International Peace Institute across from the United Nations in Manhattan. We got some very well-informed and probing questions.

Podcast for the Gelber Prize

February 02, 2016

My conversation with Rob Steiner of the University of Toronto as one of the five finalists for the Lionel Gelber Prize, honoring the best book on foreign affairs published in English in 2015 

Scott's book discussion in Baltimore on C-Span's Book TV

January 02, 2016

A C-Span crew trekked to Baltimore Nov. 4 to hear Scott speak and answer questions at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, where he's a longtime member. The discussion touched on the role of religion in radicalization and terrorism.

Interview on The Jefferson Exchange, Jefferson Public Radio

November 16, 2015

A lively chat on Awlaki and citizenship and terrorism with a show that reaches Southern Oregon and Northern California

Legacy of Drones

October 27, 2015

Panel discussion featuring Scott Shane, Jameel Jaffer, Jeremy Waldron and Nahal Toosi, organized by Just Security at NYU Law School

Podcast of Scott Shane's talk at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

October 09, 2015

Scott talked at the Commonwealth Club, with Philip Yun, executive director of the Ploughshares Fund, as moderator

Interview with Ben Wittes of Lawfare

October 03, 2015

Ben Wittes, a founder of the Lawfare blog, which gathers a bunch of national security experts and lawyers to explain and comment on events, gave Objective Troy a thoughtful review and interviewed Scott for his podcast.

Talk at New America

October 01, 2015

Video of Scott's appearance at New America, a Washington think tank, with its vice president, Peter Bergen, author and one of the most balanced and shrewd observers of US counterterrorism. 

Center on National Security, Fordham Law School

September 29, 2015

Scott talks with Karen Greenberg, head of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law and one of the most honest and original commentators and writers on government and terrorism  in the post 9/11 era. 

Scott's talk at Baltimore's Pratt Library

September 21, 2015

I've spent many hours browsing, researching, reading and goofing around at the grand old Pratt. They kindly hosted a talk on Objective Troy in the packed Poe Room, as in Edgar Allen, who I suspect would have been fascinated by drones.

The Anwar al-Awlaki File -- documents used in researching Objective Troy

September 15, 2015

A collection of documents used by Scott Shane in the research for Objective Troy, posted by the National Security Archive at George Washington University

Scott Shane on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

September 14, 2015

Scott Shane talks about Awlaki's life and death with one of America's finest interviewers

Pamela Paul, editor of the NYT Book Review, interviews Scott about Objective Troy

September 11, 2015

The weekly podcast by Pamela Paul, editor of the Times' Sunday book review section. She talks to Scott at 16:40.

Interview on Dan Rodricks' Midday, WYPR

September 08, 2015

Dan Rodricks, host of Midday on WYPR-Baltimore, interviews Scott about Objective Troy and the life and death of Anwar al-Awlaki 

Crown Publishing video: Scott talks about Anwar al-Awlaki

September 07, 2015

In this Crown Publishing video, Scott talks about how Awlaki's influence has grown since he was killed in an American drone strike

Scott Shane's article in the New York Times Magazine: The Lessons of Anwar al-Awlaki

August 30, 2015

Four years after the United States killed the radical cleric in a drone strike, his influence on jihadists is greater than ever. Was there a better way to stop him?