Sunday, May 17, 2009

Princeton positioned to run American foreign policy

Princeton is now in the position to have a "tremendous influence on foreign policy in the new Democratic administration."

Says who? David Milne, in an article for The Nation earlier month. Those comments were picked up by Rodger A. Payne, operator of the appropriately named Rodger A. Payne's Blog.

Milne says the Princeton Project on National Security, which was established in 2004 and released its final report in September 2006, may be what future historians call the "blueprint for President Obama's foreign policy" and said it may be as influential as "the 1997 neoconservative report by the Project for a New American Century."

Who was a co-director of the PPNS? Former Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter. And why is she the
former dean? Because now she is Director of Policy Planning at the State Department.


Anonymous said...

I like how the post before this is of our last contribution to foreign policy - Rummy '54.