Send Senator Kerry to Iran With The Right Message



(This post also appears at The Race for Iran.) Jay Solomon reports that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry is considering what would be the highest-level American visit to Tehran in thirty years. The White House has endorsed such a trip.

LIVE STREAM: Obama One Year On



The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program and The American Interest are teaming up to host a a policy forum in snow-recovering Washington D.C. today to assess the Obama administration’s performance on major national security and domestic priorities after one year in office.

Kennan & Nitze: Who Would be Similar Rivals Today?



My friend and colleague Nicholas Thompson — a senior editor at Wired, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and the grandson of strategist and Kennan-thorn Paul Nitze — has a terrific new book out about the personal and intellectual rivalry and relationship between Nitze and George Kennan.

Obama on the Court in Copenhagen



President Obama demonstrated his work-the-situation prowess in Copenhagen in which he molded a meeting planned with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who may have been trying to duck Obama, into a five way chat between the leaders of China, Brazil, India, South Africa and the United States. When Obama is on, he really is on.

LIVE STREAM: Rocking Havana – Eugene Robinson and Tim Golden Talk Politics and Music with Cuban Rock Star Carlos Varela



The New America Foundation/U.S.-Cuba Policy Initiative is hosting the New America Foundation’s first every sing-along policy discussion/performance featuring Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela. Carlos will be joined by New America Foundation Senior Fellow and New York Times Senior Writer Tim Golden as well as Washington Post Columnist and Associate Editor Eugene Robinson.