Tzipi Livni Shows Prime Ministerial Stuff on J Street Conference



The more I listen to Congressional Opposition chief John Boehner as of late, the more I wish he could find the dignity and common ground for big objectives that Israel’s Opposition Party Leader, Kadima Party chief Tzipi Livni, has just demonstrated in a knock-the-ball-out-of-the-park letter to the executive director of the self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace group,…

LIVE STREAM: Al-Qaeda and Its Allies: The Endgame



Welcome/Introductions 9:00-9:15 * Steve Coll, New America Foundation * Karen Greenberg, Center on Law and Security, New York University Panel I: Situation Assessment: The Threat From Al Qaeda and the Situation in South Asia 9:15-9:45 * Peter Bergen, New America Foundation * Shuja Nawaz, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council of the United States Address I:…

Jim Jones on the Israel-Palestine Circuit



National Security Adviser Jim Jones is getting out more — and this is an excellent thing. He recently reinforced the Obama administration’s commitment to an active role in Israel-Palestine issues at the annual gala dinner of the American Task Force on Palestine.

STREAMING LIVE: America’s Jobs Challenge



Yesterday in the Financial Times, Mort Zuckerman suggested that short of a massive government intervention, America was not going to produce anywhere near the number of jobs that needed to be generated — even as it comes out of recession.

Guest Note by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett: Obama – Stop Covert Activities Against Iran and Dump Bush’s Policy of Playing the Sunni-Shi’a “Card”



This is a guest note by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett. Flynt directs the New America Foundation/Iran Project and is a former Senior Director of Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council. Hillary is chairman of Stratega, a political risk consultancy. They are co-publishers of the new blog, The Race for Iran.

Khaled Mashal Confirms Will Send Delegation to Cairo



AMMAN, JORDAN — On Saturday, 17 October, I interviewed Hamas leader Khaled Mashal on a range of subjects at his offices in Damascus, Syria. The full interview is currently being edited and will be released first at a new blog, The Palestine Note and will then appear here at TWN.