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Patrick Radden Keefe – Senior Fellow

Patrick Radden Keefe
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Patrick Radden Keefe is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where he has published investigative articles on corruption in the mining sector in Guinea, the policy challenges of developing a legal marijuana economy in Washington State, a landmark environmental lawsuit over contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and many other subjects.

The author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream (Random House, 2009) and Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (Random House, 2005), as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes, he is a frequent commentator on emerging international security issues, espionage, and transnational crime. His areas of focus include the dynamics of systemic corruption, the impact of globalization and new technologies on cross-border security threats and the legal and ethical dimensions of intelligence and homeland security policy. He is also pursuing ongoing projects on government secrecy and the privatization of military and intelligence.

He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, and an M.Sc. in New Media and Information Systems from the London School of Economics. A former Marshall Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, he has also received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. From 2010-2011, he served as a policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

In addition to The New Yorker, Patrick's articles and Op-Eds have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Slate, and other publications.

Latest Work by Patrick Radden Keefe
Northern Ireland’s Troubles May Be Over—But the Tension Endures
March 17, 2015
Corruption and Revolt
January 12, 2015
Rocket Man
November 18, 2013
November 11, 2013
Drugs and Corruption in Mexico—and in the United States
November 8, 2012
Welcome to Newburgh, Murder Capital of New York
October 5, 2011
FEATURING Patrick Radden Keefe
The Tragic Farce of El Chapo
January 11, 2016
Making Insider Trading Illegal
October 27, 2015
2 Lockerbie Bombing Suspects, Libyans, Sought by U.S. and Scotland
October 15, 2015
The Legacy of Lockerbie
September 25, 2015
The Avenger
September 21, 2015
Assets and Liabilities
September 14, 2015
The Worst of the Worst
September 14, 2015
POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook
September 8, 2015
El Chapo’s Escape
July 17, 2015
Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Escapes (Again)
July 14, 2015
El Chapo Escapes Again
July 14, 2015
Reporting on the NSA Before It Was Cool
May 18, 2015
Out Loud: Northern Ireland’s Tenuous Peace
March 30, 2015
How the White House Snubbed Irish Politicians on St. Patrick’s Day
March 18, 2015
Gerry Adams and Hillary Clinton in New York
March 17, 2015
Where the Bodies Are Buried
March 9, 2015
National Magazine Awards 2015 Finalists Announced
January 15, 2015
Corruption and Revolt
January 12, 2015
“The Hunt for El Chapo” Named in Best of 2014
December 18, 2014
Peter Berg Tackling ‘The Hunt for El Chapo’ for Universal
November 21, 2014
Remember, kids, crime doesn’t pay — unless you’re rich, powerful, and VERY careful
October 14, 2014
SEC in limbo on SAC cash pot
October 10, 2014
Levine on Wall Street: Bapsolute Spoofing
October 8, 2014
Martoma’s wife speaks out
October 7, 2014
The Empire of Edge
October 6, 2014
What happens when a hedge fund falls
October 6, 2014
Guinea: Cleaning Up
September 8, 2014
BuzzFeed’s Favorite Business Stories From The New Yorker’s Newly Free Archives
July 22, 2014
How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery
June 3, 2014
Two Mining Behemoths Battle an Israeli Billionaire
June 3, 2014
Shock and Ore: How Guinea Took Charge of its Most Valuable Resource
May 29, 2014
What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/9/2014?
May 12, 2014
Requiem for a Snakehead
May 6, 2014
Requiem for a Snakehead
May 6, 2014
Was Torture the Key to Bringing Down a Kingpin?
May 2, 2014
National Magazine Awards 2014: New Yorker Wins Four; Fast Company Named ‘Magazine Of The Year’
May 2, 2014
Complex Infrastructure Compounded Hunt For Elusive Drug Lord
May 1, 2014
Drug Kingpin’s Capture Involved Real-Life “Ticking Bomb” Interrogation Scenario, Possible Torture
April 29, 2014
Ringleader Of Human Smuggling Ring Dies, Leaving A Complex Legacy
April 29, 2014
Out Loud: Patrick Radden Keefe’s Encounters in the Underworld
April 29, 2014
More Details on Operation Gargoyle and Capturing El Chapo
April 29, 2014
The Hunt for El Chapo
April 28, 2014
A Smuggler of Immigrants, Dies in Prison, but Is Praised in Chinatown
April 28, 2014
A Billion-Dollar ‘Narco Junior’ Cuts a Deal
April 11, 2014
Segment 1: Human Smuggling: From China to Chinatown
March 31, 2014
Tech Against Human Trafficking and Illicit Networks
March 18, 2014
19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker
March 14, 2014
Watch: Patrick Radden Keefe Discusses ‘El Chapo’ on CNN
February 25, 2014
Privacy, Structure Data, and Conferences
January 22, 2014
The Year Ahead in Crime and Justice
January 3, 2014
The Weapons Behind the Ghouta Attack
November 18, 2013
Mexico’s New Drug War: Catch And Release?
September 10, 2013
Out Loud: Highway Robbery
August 5, 2013
Could University Officials Have Stopped A Killer?
July 12, 2013
Buried Secrets: How an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes
July 1, 2013
Watching “White House Down” in Washington
July 1, 2013
Was Cheney Right About Obama?
June 11, 2013
A Path out of Purgatory
June 6, 2013
Did a Murderer in Waiting Go Undetected Because She Was a Woman?
February 15, 2013
Video: New theory in Amy Bishop case
February 11, 2013
A Loaded Gun
February 4, 2013

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