Obama Foreign Policy Hands

Posted on January 30, 2009 In Blog

While the high-profile heavyweight appointments of last week (Clinton, Mitchell, and Holbrooke) got the headlines, it’s the “lower” level staffers in an Administration that run foreign policy day in and out. Some key news on that front for the Obama Administration:

Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretaries of State – Jim Steinberg and Jack Lew – were confirmed by the Senate this week; The Cable rounds up a list of key NSC appointments including Dan Shapiro as Senior Director for Near East Affairs and the AP reports that Samantha Power is going into the NSC too; and Les Gelb provides a roster of players too.