Today, I received alerts that three friends had taken new positions.
National Security Network Deputy Director Joel Rubin is no longer with the National Security Network, a great organization that is smartening Dems up on foreign policy. Rubin, now Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the Ploughshares Fund, will work with the very cool nuclear truth-teller Joseph Cirincione. Awesome move for Rubin whose smart spouse, Nilmini Rubin, works as head of international economic policy stuff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (for the Republicans). Yep, the Mary Matalin and James Carville of foreign policy.
Margaret Talev, White House Correspondent for McClatchy News, has now moved to Bloomberg to be — White House Correspondent. I wonder if she gets a chair a bit closer to Jay Carney’s podium. Congrats Margaret!
Then, Charles Dunne of the Middle East Institute has just become Head of Middle East North Africa affairs for Freedom House.
Lots of news moves in town. And then there is my news.
A big new adventure for The Washington Note and me has arrived with the brilliant team at the Atlantic Media Group. I will be the new Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and editor-in-chief of Atlantic Live, the global events division of Atlantic Media.
I will continue as Senior Fellow and Founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, and The Washington Note will move into the family of blogs at The Atlantic and be integrated into the main site.
Very cool. Very excited. I think that like the New America Foundation, Atlantic Media is one of the most densely populated places on the planet of what owner David Bradley calls “extreme talent.”
— Steve Clemons
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