Melissa Silverman

Melissa Silverman

Posts by Melissa Silverman

  • December 20, 2011

    Today’s Headlines

    Melissa Silverman | December 20, 2011

    Gen. Anthony Zinni, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), now chairman of the board of BAE Systems, spoke of a new vision for American foreign policy Friday in an event at St. Anselm College, followed by a panel with surrogates for six presidential candidates...

  • December 19, 2011

    Finalizing Appropriations

    Melissa Silverman | December 19, 2011

    The U.S. State Department and foreign aid budget escaped devastating cuts in a fiscal 2012 spending plan that Congress is poised to approve. The 2012 spending plan is a mixed bag, said Liz Schrayer, the executive director of the U.S. Global...

  • December 14, 2011

    Latest News

    Melissa Silverman | December 14, 2011

    Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history...

  • December 13, 2011

    Today’s Headlines

    Melissa Silverman | December 13, 2011

    The Senate on Monday signed off on President Obama’s pick for ambassador to the Czech Republic but blocked a confirmation vote on another diplomatic nominee. Both Norman L. Eisen, nominated to represent the United States in Prague, and Mari Carmen...

  • December 12, 2011

    The Endgame Approaches

    Melissa Silverman | December 12, 2011

    The Secret Life of Tom Griffith: The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College will co-host a National Security Forum on Friday, Dec. 16, with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Retired Gen. Anthony Zinni is scheduled to give...

  • December 9, 2011

    Praise Where It’s Due

    Melissa Silverman | December 9, 2011

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Somalia’s seaside capital Friday, the first trip in nearly two decades by the U.N.’s top leader to a city known for a seemingly perpetual state of war. Ban announced that the U.N. would move its...

  • December 8, 2011

    Today’s headlines

    Melissa Silverman | December 8, 2011

    The big shift in the United States over the past two decades is not a rise in regulations and taxation but a decline in investment — in physical and human capital. And investment is the crucial locomotive of long-term growth. Michael Spence, the...

  • December 7, 2011

    On Capitol Hill

    Melissa Silverman | December 7, 2011

    Yesterday, Dr. David Bowen, CEO of Malaria No More, was honored to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights at the hearing, “Fighting Malaria: Progress and Challenges.”Ambassador Mark Green...

  • December 6, 2011

    SecDef Speaks Out

    Melissa Silverman | December 6, 2011

    Late last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivered remarks at the Saban Center, where he offered strong support for U.S. global leadership. […]

  • December 5, 2011

    Strong Defense of Smart Power

    Melissa Silverman | December 5, 2011

    On Sunday, Admiral Loy made the case for U.S. global leadership, reminding viewers that the international affairs budget makes up just one percent of the overall budget, but has already shouldered disproportionate cuts.