Rachel Maddow’s Colin Powell Interview
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Rachel Maddow opens her interesting interview with General Colin Powell who served as Secretary of State during the George W.
This post on the G-20 was originally published on the New American Contract blog, Value Added: After watching Gordon Brown on the live webcast of the London G-20 Summit, it appears that leaders have made some serious headway on one of the two major criteria laid out by Martin Wolf at the New America Foundation…
Reps. Delahunt, Flake, and McGovern (photo credit: The Washington Post) Patrick Doherty directs the U.S.-Cuba 21st Century Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation/American Strategy Program. It’s been a bad few weeks for Senator Menendez. First Senator Lugar releases a report calling for a sea change in U.S.-Cuba relations.
Barack Obama and G-20 leaders will probably emerge from the sessions that start today with (1) commitments on international financial regulatory reform, (2) non-binding commitments to various (mostly modest) stimulus strategies within their own economies, (3) a commitment to significantly enhance the resources of the International Monetary Fund and (4) a joint commitment to “resist…
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, much less visible than any other personalities on the Obama national security team roster, is playing the role of “steady hand” on the President’s team.
Greetings to TWN readers. I apologize for being a bit AWOL in last few days as I’ve been absorbing a flood of information on President Obama’s Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy and very involved in some of the back end efforts trying to affect the agenda of the G-20 Summit in London.
(Photo Credit: Army.mil’s photosream) Michael Cohen co-directs the New America Foundation/Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative. As I’ve written before, I’m not much of a fan of counter-insurgency doctrine and two events over the past several days lend compelling evidence as to why. Quite simply, it’s the politics, stupid.
Katherine Tiedemann is a program associate at the New America Foundation/American Strategy Program. President Obama has shown his willingness to continue President Bush’s method for combating militancy on the Pakistani side of the Afghan/Pakistan border, ordering CIA-piloted QM-1 Predator drones to strike militant targets in Pakistan approximately once a week since he took office.
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I spoke with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Countdown yesterday evening about Obama’s popularity as he goes into a set of meetings in Europe with world leaders. I’ll be writing more on this later today.