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WATCH: Thomas E. Donilon, Former National Security Advisor, In Conversation With Walter Isaacson

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

On January 7, Thomas E. Donilon, distinguished fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and former national security advisor to President Barack Ob...

Hat Tip to Bill Maher: New Rules From Susan Rice and Samantha Power

Rebecca Sive | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

After I got past the inside baseball, I started thinking about the broader ramifications of these two appointments for American women's advancement into political leadership.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

As national security advisor, she doesn't have to be a natural diplomat with a gift of politesse. She has to be smart, analytical, articulate, and hard-working. And she has to have the confidence of the president. Which she clearly does.

Rice Appointment Is Fitting Rebuke to GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There almost certainly will be another Obama pick that will raise some eyebrows and draw inevitable fire from either the GOP or some interests groups. Just as other presidents, Obama will have to weigh carefully the political fallout, if any, from his pick.

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

Jim Jones Joke About Jewish Storeowner Attacked By Conservatives (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Jones has apologized for his joke, see updates below. Conservative media outlets are trying to stir up controversy around a joke that Obama Nat...

Obama's Nuclear Decision Day

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A secret meeting in the White House today will set US nuclear policy. It will also test Barack Obama's sincerity and determination for a policy where the public has no real democratic voice.

Nat. Security Advisor Jim Jones Makes Secret Trip To Pakistan

newsweek.com | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours before President Obama took off for Asia on Thursday, his national-security adviser landed in Pakistan on an unannounced trip to meet with ...

Obama's Astute Choice: General James Jones as National Security Adviser

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

In selecting General Jones as his national security adviser, Obama has eschewed the model of the foreign policy intellectual and instead placed a true military-affairs expert as his side in the White House.