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Thomas Donilon

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...

GOP Senators Accuse Top Obama Adviser Of Leaking Classified Information

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.26.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified informati...

Biden Gets China

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Whether Iraq's democratic-appearing government survives or not, the person who did more than any other behind the scenes to broker the deals and to play communications envoy between factions of Iraq's fractured political order was Joe Biden.

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.

Marcus Baram

Tom Donilon Would Be A 'Disaster' As National Security Adviser, Robert Gates Reportedly Said | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated Outgoing National Security Adviser Jim Jones once disparaged his replacement and current deputy, Thomas Donilon, for his ...

China Rejects Currency Pressure Amid Summers Visit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — China rejected pressure over currency Tuesday amid a visit by two high-level U.S. envoys, saying Beijing will set the pace of exchange...

Israel/Palestine and Iran: Linkage Should be Hard Wired by Obama Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama is occasionally photographed carrying a weighty and important book around with him. One of those books -- which he seemed to carry aro...

Senator LeMieux On Wrong Track with anti-Cuba Political Action Committee and State Department Hold

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Kind of sad when you see a Freshman US Senator get appointed and immediately hijacked by lobbying groups who have deeply parochial interests that run against the nation's.

Can National Security Adviser James Jones Survive a Second Round of Attacks and "Longer Knives"?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I've received not just one email -- but three -- from prominent insider journalists and policy hands that Jim Jones' tenure as National Security Adviser is highly fragile.

Colin Powell for Middle East Envoy -- Dennis Ross for US Ambassador to Israel?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations.