Steve Clemons

Middle East, Cuba, Humanitarian War


Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and author of the influential blog The Washington Note, discusses his view that there will not be a war against Iran barring the creation of some sort of incident, al Qaeda’s goals in the region, the end of Castro’s reign in Cuba, Ron Paul and Chris Dodd’s position in favor of normalizing relations with them and the differences and sames between the neocons, realists and liberal internationalists.

MP3 here. (37:42)

Steven Clemons directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote a new American internationalism that combines a tough-minded realism about America’s interests in the world with a pragmatic idealism about the kind of world order best suited to America’s democratic way of life. He is also a Senior Fellow at New America, and previously served as Executive Vice President.

Publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note, Mr. Clemons is a long-term policy practitioner and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center.

8 thoughts on “Steve Clemons”

  1. Off topic perhaps: Haven’t we got some news for McCain? Al Quaeda wasn’t in Iraq ( Saddam wouldn’t allow his people-Sunnis who are more secular than not-to have anything to do with those Wahabi Sunni types) until we invade and toppled the regime…Which, of course, will be the last legitimate govt of Iraq if John ” we’ll occupy ’em for a hundred yrs, maybe a thousand ” McCain has his way…Uh, if you haven’t noticed the Sunnis of Iraq are fighting Al Quaeda NOW and, of course, the Shia are no friends of theirs…
    But to all the McCainiacs they’re just all a pack of ragheads that need more bombing…Attack Iran and Russia just might join in having just signed the Caspian Sea Treaty with Iran and the other states that border the Caspian…All they would have to do is take out our shipping and our satellites and that’s the end of our overseas empire..But with McCain as Warlord-in-Chief I’m sure we’ll prevail and maintain those 100+ overseas bases..

  2. The kind of ” world order ” that exists outside our own borders isn’t, for the most part, any of our business..Throughout our history we have stayed out of most of the foreign wars…The Franco-Prussian War, the Crimean War, the Russia-Japan War..Britain and France’s imperial wars, etc..We didn’t choose a side or send troops to help..We benefited more than any nation by just staying out…

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