Barack Obama’s Presidency is less than a year old, and he has already found himself on the roller coaster ride of American politics, media and celebrity. It must have been a pleasant surprise to wake to the news on October 9th that he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While it will be derided Read More
For three days next week, CBS is abandoning its standard evening news format to examine in-depth the war in Afghanistan. The project comes at a difficult time for overseas news coverage.
Felix Gilette writes:
In recent years, the big three networks have all been gradually dismantling their traditional foreign bureaus and testing out new models Read More
“We’re not doing it for ratings,” said Sean McManus.
It was the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 25, and Mr. McManus, the president of CBS News and Sports, was on the phone with The Observer talking about an upcoming, multi-day initiative at CBS News, which will focus on the state of the war in Afghanistan. Read More
The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations has a lovely new apartment. According to two deeds filed Friday, the group spent $4,235,000 on a 2,840-square-foot apartment at Trump World Tower, plus a $5.4 million commercial space at 633 Third Avenue.
H.E. Zahir Tanin, whose title is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Read More
Speaking as the 100th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s birth approached last summer, biographer Robert Caro spoke of how Johnson’s presidency managed to be both triumphant and disastrous at the same time.
“You listen to the [people] who were concerned with what Lyndon Johnson did on the domestic side, and you say, ‘There Read More
Speaking as the 100th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s birth approached last summer, biographer Robert Caro spoke of how Johnson’s presidency managed to be both triumphant and disastrous at the same time. “You listen to the [people] who were concerned with what Lyndon Johnson did on the domestic side, and you say, ‘There never was a Read More
Recently, The Observer wrote about veteran war correspondents returning to Kabul, as the U.S. military’s focus overseas increasingly shifts from Iraq to Afghanistan.
Along the way, we spoke with CNN’s senior international correspondent Nic Robertson, who was in London at the time, awaiting his next move.
Sure enough, yesterday, Mr. Robertson popped Read More
When President Barack Obama appears at the White House this morning to offer his new plan for the war in Afghanistan, he will be adding yet another element to an agenda that is already broad in its scale and grand in its ambition.
A big question mark, however, hangs over the issue of whether Read More
President Obama says we need more troops in Afghanistan to prevail there. Here’s why Americans will buy it. Read More
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stood at a Dec. 1 press conference in Chicago to announce her nomination as secretary of state, they promised the country, and the world, a much-needed push toward the restoration of world order.
It would be, Mr. Obama said, “a new beginning—a new dawn of Read More