Michael Lind on “US Foreign Policy After Bush” — Live on C-Span Today at 12:15 pm EST



This is an alert for a program I will be chairing today with my colleague Michael Lind speaking on the subject: “What Comes Next? American Foreign Policy After Bush.” The event will air LIVE on C-Span from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST. I will be offering my own comments and reactions as well.

White House Flounders on Flynt Leverett Charge



Today, while Flynt Leverett was speaking at a program I was chairing at the New America Foundation, White House spokesman Tony Snow was fielding a question on Flynt Leverett’s charge that the White House was politicizing the “secrets clearing” process and punishing policy critics who had previously worked with classified policy material.

Flynt Leverett “Dealing with Tehran” Live Monday on C-Span



My colleague Flynt Leverett will be speaking on the subject, “Dealing with Tehran,” at a New America Foundation/American Strategy Program on Monday, 12:15 pm EST. I will be moderating the meeting and offering comments as well. This meeting is open to the public and RSVPs should go to wu@newamerica.net.

Prince Bandar Allegedly Advocating Military Response Against Iran



(Close aide to Saudi National Security Advisor Bandar bin Sultan, Rihab Massoud) The escalating tension between Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the current Saudi National Security Advisor and former Saudi Ambassador to the United States, and Prince Turki al-Faisal, who only this this week resigned his position as Saudi Ambassador in Washington, is taking some new…

Saudi Ambassador to the US Turki al-Faisal Resigns



(Steve Clemons and Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki al-Faisal) This is bad news. There has been no formal announcement by the Saudi government yet — but sources have reported that HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal has resigned his job as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the US.

Lincoln Chafee to Appear on Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” Tonight



OK — I am off to former Oklahoma Congressman and Electronics Industry Alliance President Dave McCurdy‘s home for his annual, awesome holiday party. But TIVO is set for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart who will have Senator Lincoln Chafee on tonight.