Martin O’Malley’s Choice?
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is a favorite of mine among the nation’s governors. He is serious about policy and curious about both domestic and international matters.
Editor’s Note: Recently, retired 4-star General Anthony Zinni critiqued what he perceives to be an inability of the Department of State and US AID to change their operational dynamics to confront the realities of state-building in conflict areas and to embrace ‘smart power’ in substance rather than rhetoric.
Today, the New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force is hosting PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi to offer a Palestinian perspective on how this week’s trilateral meeting in New York might be leveraged to get at the core strategic issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr.
Alexandra Taylor is a Research Intern with the New America Foundation. The rocket fire from a southern Lebanese village into Israel a little over a week ago by a relatively unknown militant group, the Ziad Jarrah Division of the Abdullah Azzam Brigade, is the most recent reminder of the tenuous peace across the Blue Line….
This morning, President Barack Obama will chair a head of state-level meeting of the UN Security Council on nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament. The United States currently holds the Presidency of the Council. I’m up at the UN now, in the chambers getting ready to cover the meeting.
Riz Khan anchors the Riz Khan Show on Al Jazeera English. This “Note” is part of a series of posts that personalities from Al Jazeera covering the international events in New York and Pittsburgh will be sharing with readers of The Washington Note).
Embedded video from CNN Video CNN.com’s Reggie Acqi hosted a terrific discussion with four bloggers — Adam Kushner of Newsweek; Omid Memarian from Human Rights Watch; Fausta Wertz of Faustasblog.
David Shorr is a program officer at the Stanley Foundation and co-editor of Powers and Principles: International Leadership In A Shrinking World. Parag Khanna and I have the opposite worries about the future of the G-20. Parag warns against expecting too much of the G-20; I worry about aiming too low.