Abu Dhabi Grand Prix



Just back from Abu Dhabi where I met all sorts of interesting folks, discussing national security and foreign policy issues amidst the backdrop of the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. I will be sharing tomorrow — but wanted to note that I was back in Washington — and have had an incredible set of experiences there. Much to reflect on. — Steve Clemons

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team



President Obama’s closest handlers — Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and Robert Gibbs — are under fire from a number of observers, including this one, for deploying the President’s political capital badly, failing to animate and empower the considerable policy and political talent they have appointed to key positions on their team, poorly sequencing their policy gambits, and not having “plan B’s” ready to go after they threw down the gauntlet on some challenge (Israeli settlements comes to mind),…

Journalistic Loop: Journalism – Sweig – Cuba – C-Span


(photo credit: Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times) James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times has an interesting clip on abundant students in journalism schools while their job prospects go into the tank. Ken Hively took the photo adjoining the picture — which includes Council on Foreign Relations Latin America Program Director and Senior Fellow Julia Sweig speaking at our recent US-Cuba conference titled “Is It Time to End the Cold War in Latin America?” The C-Span clip of the event is…