Obama Not Doing Well Enough on Jobs



This morning, Barack Obama appeared on five different networks — speaking about the economy, health care, and Afghanistan. But in his exchange on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King“, President Obama articulated a softness on the imperative of job creation that is disconcerting.

Irving Kristol Dies: How Will the Neocon Church Now Divide?



Irving Kristol has died at 89. Kristol is the primary intellectual godfather of the neoconservative movement — which his son Bill Kristol helped transform into a major political force. Kristol and his wife, Gertrude Himmelfarb, were and are respectively profoundly significant intellectuals whose work and public commentary had an enormous impact on Washington’s political culture….

No Solution to AfPak Without India



Indian border troops in Kashmir. In his remarks yesterday at the launch of the AfPak Channel, the new joint project between the New America Foundation and Foreign Policy magazine, New America President Steve Coll defined US interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan as going beyond the standard aim of disrupting, dismantling and defeating Al Qaeda.

Guest Post by Jon Weinberg: The Goldstone Report



Jon Weinberg is a research intern at the New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force. The UN fact-finding mission investigating human rights and humanitarian law violations during Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 incursion into Gaza has finally published its long-awaited report.

LIVE STREAM: Coll, Bergen, Chandrasekaran, and DeYoung on America’s War in Afghanistan



Today, the New America Foundation is hosting an important event on America’s war in Afghanistan, featuring my New America Foundation colleagues Peter Bergen and Steve Coll, as well as Washington Post standout journalists Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Karen DeYoung.