Wolf Blitzer and Jeffrey Feltman at Syria National Day Reception?



New America Foundation foreign policy programs director Steve Clemons and Ambassador of Syria to the United States Imad Moustapha (photo credit: Zain Ali Shah) Yesterday evening, I wanted to pay my respects to a fellow blogger and lover of the arts, Imad Moustapha – who also happens to be the Ambassador of Syria to Washington….

Saudi Minister of Finance to Speak at NAF/Middle East Policy Forum in Washington



Saudi Minister of Finance Ibrahim Al-Assaf has just agreed to appear in a major national policy forum that the New America Foundation/American Strategy Program is helping to organize on Monday, the 27th of April in Washington, DC.

Nixon Goes to Europe


Roger Morris has an entertaining post about President Nixon’s Inaugural trip to Europe.over at the New York Times‘ 100 Days blog. Plenty of fun historical nuggets for those who like that sort of thing.

Maddow and Clemons Discuss North Korea and Imperative of Getting Obama Asia Team in Place



Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Fun clip on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show tonight. But the serious part is that we really don’t need a replay of North Korea mismanagement at the beginning of the Obama administration like we had at the beginning of the George W. Bush administration….

US-Saudi National Policy Forum: Scowcroft and Turki Early Headliners



(pictured to left: New America Foundation foreign policy programs director Steve Clemons and then Saudi Ambassador to the US HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal) On the 27th of April, less than two weeks from now, the New America Foundation and Committee for International Trade of the Saudi Chambers of Commerce will be presenting a significant national…

Guest Post by Daniel Levy: No Sphinx, but a Peace Challenge from Damascus



Daniel Levy served as the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative and directs the New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force. Israel’s preeminent Syria expert, Moshe Ma’oz, famously dubbed that country’s former leader Hafaz al-Assad “the Sphinx of Damascus” in his political biography of that title, an inscrutable man, impossible to decipher.